Quercus michauxii

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Quercus michauxii
  • COMMON NAME: Swamp Chestnut Oak
  • FAMILY: Fagaceae
  • NATIVITY:  North Carolina to Florida to eastern Texas.
  • GROWTH HABIT: 60-70’ (100’)
  • HARDINESS:  USDA Zone Zone 5 to 8(9)
  • OPTIMUM GROWING CONDITIONS:  Light sun and moist-wet soils, best in swamp borders and ravines.
  • SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Climax
  • FACULTATIVE STATUS: Facultative Wetland
  • LANDSCAPE VALUE:  
  • FOLIAGE:   Leathery in texture with a pubescent lower side.  Alternate, simple, obovate, large leaf with small lobed edges. Bronze-red in fall
  • BUDS:  Large, clustered on the terminal end.  Imbricately scaled, red, pubescent
  • BARK:  Somewhat striated, gray-brown with deep furrows
  • FRUIT:  Acorns that are attractive to wildlife
  • PESTS:  None serious
University of Delaware

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