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Ashe's Chinquapin, Trailing Chinquapin
|Size:||15-30 (40) ft tall by 15-20 (30) ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Inconspicuous blooms in spring. Fruits ripen in fall. Life span <50 yrs.|
|Noted for:||Aroma, fragrance, Fall color, Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Natural settings as a small shade tree or large shrub.|
|Considerations:||Burr-covered nuts can cause a problem in residential landscapes.|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
Nuts are consumed by birds and other wildlife.
Larval host for orange-tipped oakworm moth (Anisota senatoria) which can cause significant defoliation.
|Native Habitats:||Dry, open sandy woods, hammock edges, sandy roadsides, fence rows in sandy fields, dry bluffs, pine-oak-hickory woods, floodplains, calcareous river hammocks.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Native Americans ate the nuts.|
While it is related to chestnuts, its not generally subject to chestnut blight, and if it gets it, will likely recover.