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Castanopsis delavayi - Franch.
                 
Common Name
Family Fagaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Mixed and broad-leaved evergreen forests at elevations of 1500 - 2800 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - S.W. China.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade

Summary

Castanopsis delavayi


Castanopsis delavayi
   
Physical Characteristics
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Castanopsis delavayi is an evergreen Tree growing to 15 m (49ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Apr to May, and the seeds ripen from Oct to November. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind, midges.Suitable for: medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Canopy;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Seed.
Edible Uses:

Seed[105, 177]. Up tp 14mm in diameter[266]. No more details are given, but it is probably cooked.
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a good deep medium to stiff loam[1]. Requires a sheltered position in semi-shade and a lime-free soil[138]. Although cold hardy at least in the milder areas of Britain, this species really requires a warm continental climate if it is to prosper and it does not do well in the maritime climate of this country[200]. The seed takes two growing seasons from fertilization to maturity[266]. The catkins have an unpleasant hawthorn-like smell to attract midges for their pollination.
Propagation
Seed - requires a period of cold stratification and is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[138]. The seed has a short viability and should not be allowed to dry out. It can be stored for a few months if kept cool and moist (putting it in a plastic bag that is placed in the salad compartment of a fridge works well). Stored seed should be soaked in warm water for 24 - 48 hours prior to sowing[138]. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 15°c[138]. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick out the seedlings into individual pots and plant them out in mid summer if possible, otherwise grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter and plant them out in late spring. Give the young plants some protection from cold for their first few winters outdoors.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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