Chrysolepis chrysophylla (Giant Chinquapin)

Family: Fagaceae
Zone:6 - 9
Natural Range: Washington, Oregon, California
Soil:  Average drought tolerant
Light: Sun, part sun
Height: 15' - 30'
Bloom Time:  February to July
Attributes: Slow growing evergreen tree with rich green leaves and yellow scales on the underside of its leaves.  White flowers late winter to late spring.  Seeds are in-cased in a spiny burr like cover.
Notes:  Male and female flowers on same tree.  Slow growing tree that in the wild is reported to grow over 100 feet tall.

Pot Size:  Small band pot 12" - 18"  tall