You will need at least TWO Allegheny Chinquapin Nut Trees to Cross Pollinate each other.
Due to strict agricultural laws, we CANNOT ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, or Alaska.
Dwarf Chinquapin Castanea pumila

Allegheny Chinquapin Tree

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Embrace nature with the robust Allegheny Chinquapin Tree, perfect for adding beauty and hardiness to your landscape. Order online now for garden excellence.

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Cold Hardy (20°)-(15°)
Growing Zone 5A - 9B
Mature Height 15-20 FT
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Product Description

Allegheny Chinquapin Tree: Nature’s Nutty Nugget

About the Fruit

The Allegheny Chinquapin, also known as Castanea pumila, is a hidden gem among nut-bearing trees. This delectable fruit is encased in a spiny burr, which opens to reveal a smooth, shiny nut that’s sweet and flavorsome. Smaller than its cousin the chestnut, the chinquapin nut is highly esteemed for its rich, buttery taste. Perfect for roasting or enjoyed raw, these nuts are not only a tasty snack but also packed with nutritional benefits, making them a worthy addition to any health-conscious diet.

What to Know About the Tree

The Allegheny Chinquapin tree is a sight to behold with its glossy, lance-shaped leaves that turn a golden-yellow in fall. This deciduous tree is known for its adaptability and can grow up to 15-20 feet tall. It thrives in well-drained soils and, once established, is drought tolerant, making it a great choice for gardeners seeking a low-maintenance yet rewarding tree. Its inconspicuous flowers may be small, but they’re a magnet for pollinators, adding to the ecological value of your garden.

Harvest Season

Come late summer to early fall, the Allegheny Chinquapin begins its harvest season. The nuts can be collected once the burs have split open, typically after the first frosts. Harvesting these nuts is truly an autumnal joy, providing a bountiful yield that can be savored throughout the winter months.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine your fruitscape™ graced with the understated elegance of the Allegheny Chinquapin Tree. It’s not just a source of delicious nuts but also a beautiful addition to your garden. Its compact size makes it ideal for small yards or as an understory tree in larger landscapes. The golden hues of autumn foliage and the promise of nut harvests make it a practical and picturesque choice. With Just Fruits and Exotics, you’ll receive a tree that’s shipped 100% in pot, with superior packaging and easy shipping. Our nationally renowned, family-owned and operated nursery ensures a trusted online shopping experience with a local friendly vibe. Add the Allegheny Chinquapin Tree to your fruitscape™ today and enjoy the dual benefits of beauty and bounty right in your backyard.

Cold Hardy(20°)-(15°)
Container PlantNo
GraftedNo, on its own root system
Growing Zone5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B
Mature Height15-20 FT
Mature Width10-12 FT
PollinatorNeed at least two Allegheny Chinquapin nut trees for cross pollination
Spacing10-12 FT
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Holly-Tone Fertilizer, designed specifically for acidic loving plants. This balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscape™ with Chestnut Trees

Indulge in the beauty of Fruitscape™ with our majestic Chestnut Trees. These towering trees not only offer a striking presence in your landscape but also provide a bountiful harvest of delicious, nutritious nuts.

Chestnut Trees are renowned for their ornamental value, boasting a broad canopy of glossy green leaves that provide shade and create a serene atmosphere in your garden. As the seasons change, the leaves transform into a warm, golden hue, creating a captivating fall display.

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, Chestnut Trees offer a delectable reward. The tree produces an abundance of chestnuts encased in spiky burrs, ready to be harvested and enjoyed. Roasted, boiled, or used in various culinary creations, the sweet and nutty flavor of chestnuts adds depth and richness to your favorite dishes.

Thriving in full sun to partial shade, Chestnut Trees prefer well-drained soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH level (pH 4.5-6.5). This pH range provides optimal conditions for their growth and nutrient uptake. They are hardy trees that can withstand various weather conditions and are relatively low-maintenance, making them an excellent choice for both experienced and novice gardeners.

Chestnut Trees are not only a source of edible nuts but also provide valuable timber and wildlife habitat. Their presence attracts a variety of birds and other wildlife, enriching your garden ecosystem.

Embark on a Fruitscape™ adventure with Chestnut Trees, and enjoy the beauty, shade, and delicious harvest they offer. With their timeless appeal and rewarding nature, Chestnut Trees are sure to become a cherished addition to your landscape and a source of culinary delight.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

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