Chrysolepis sempervirens

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Species Name: Chrysolepis sempervirens
Common Name: Dwarf Golden Chinquapin

Tasty! Fruit are chestnut-like, with a hard spiny shell and an edible kernel. Does well at lower elevations under dappled shade.

Plant Family: Fagaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 1 - 5' H x 15' W
Growth Habit: Prostrate, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate:
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Good drainage, acidic to neutral
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 12,000'
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Creamy white
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Klamath Ranges, High North Coast Ranges, San Gabriels, San Bernardinos, San Jacintos, western Modoc Plateau.
Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes, coniferous forest, chaparral; elevation 2,100' - 10,000'.

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