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Bush Chinquapin
Chrysolepis sempervirens
  
About Bush Chinquapin (Chrysolepis sempervirens) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Bush Chinquapin (Chrysolepis sempervirens) is a native shrub that grows in northern, southern and central California. It is slow growing and moderately long-lived. It grows in a semi-upright form to a height of 7 feet, with active growth during the spring and summer. Flowers are green and bloom in the mid summer. Leaves are medium green, and remain on the plant throughout the year. It tends to grow in rocky slopes, at elevations from 2500-11000 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
9.8 - 7 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Slow

Flower Color
Flower Color
Green

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 
Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 confirmed , 9 likely * ) SHOW ALL
Acrobasis comptella Image
Acrobasis comptellaAcrobasis comptella
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Cameraria agrifoliella Image
Cameraria agrifoliellaCameraria agrifoliella
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Zale termina Image
Zale terminaZale termina
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Perigonica pectinata Image
Perigonica pectinataPerigonica pectinata

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Rocky slopes

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 11.1" - 125.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.25" - 4.23", Coldest Month: 10.0" - 54.1", Hottest Month: 33.4" - 79.3", Humidity: 0.01" - 23.09", Elevation: 51" - 14092"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Sierra Chinkapin, Sierra Chinquapin


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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