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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Seed - raw or cooked[1][2]. Very sweet and much appreciated[3][4][5][6][7]. The seed can also be dried, ground into a powder and used as a thickening in soups, mixed with cereals when making bread etc[8]. The seed is about 1cm long and has a hard shell[7].

Material uses

Wood - fine-grained, light, soft, not strong. Occasionally used for making ploughs and other agricultural implements, and also as a fuel[2][9][5][10].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Chrysolepis chrysophylla.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Canopy or Secondary canopy

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe, the seed must be protected from mice etc[11]. The seed has a short viability and should not be allowed to dry out. If stored overwinter it should be kept cool and moist. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts, and consider giving them some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors.

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Cultivation

Requires a lime-free soil[12]. Prefers a sheltered semi-shaded position and a light deep moist soil[12][13].

A very ornamental tree[7], it is slow to moderate growing and can live 400 - 500 years in the wild[10]. One report says that this species only succeeds in Oceanic and Mediterranean climates[11]. This species has a very wide natural range in N. America, seeds should be tried from various provenances to find more suitable selections for Britain[13]. Another report says that the plant is only found in a small area of California and Oregon, but that it grows on a wide range of soil types[10]. There are trees 16 metres tall in Surrey and Buckinghamshire[13], it also fruits in Cornwall[14] and fruits well in addition to self-sowing at Edinburgh botanical gardens[13]. Flowers are produced on the current years growth, the seed taking two summers to mature[10]. The catkins have an unpleasant hawthorn-like smell to attract midges for their pollination[15].

This species resists chestnut blight[11].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Chrysolepis chrysophylla. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Chrysolepis chrysophylla.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Chrysolepis chrysophylla
Genus
Chrysolepis
Family
Fagaceae
Imported References
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
Shade
partial shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Sholto-Douglas. J. Alternative Foods. ()
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.3 Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim (1959-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.1 Howes. F. N. Nuts. Faber (1948-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.14.2 Munz. A California Flora. University of California Press (1959-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.3 Sargent. C. S. Manual of the Trees of N. America. Dover Publications Inc. New York. ISBN 0-486-20278-X (1965-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.17.27.3 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
    8. ? 8.08.1 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
    9. ? 9.09.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
    10. ? 10.010.110.210.310.4 Elias. T. The Complete Trees of N. America. Field Guide and Natural History. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. ISBN 0442238622 (1980-00-00)
    11. ? 11.011.111.211.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    12. ? 12.012.1 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    13. ? 13.013.113.213.313.4 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
    14. ? Thurston. Trees and Shrubs in Cornwall. ()
    15. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)

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