||Castanea pumila var. ashei produces the largest nut of all Chinquapins. Ashei's nuts can be 1" in diameter other wise the same as the species Castanea pumila var. pumila. A small multi-stemmed large shrub or small tree which matures to 25'H x 20'W. Glossy, dark green summer foliage and gorgeous golden fall foliage. This plant performs best in well in dry areas in full sun or partial shade, but well drained soils are a must. It will usually produce a good crop of delicious native nuts that mature mid September. Close relative of the American Chestnut but, the Chinquapin is more blight resistant. The nuts are so good one has to be faster than the wildlife of just to get one. They can be eaten rare fresh of the tree.