Quercus prinus

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Quercus prinus
  • COMMON NAME: Chestnut Oak
  • FAMILY: Fagaceae
  • NATIVITY: Pennsylvania to Illinois to Georgia
  • GROWTH HABIT:  60-70’ (90’)
  • HARDINESS:  USDA Zone 5 to 8(9)
  • OPTIMUM GROWING CONDITIONS:  Dry rocky soils, throughout the eastern US
  • SUCCESSIONAL STATUS:  Climax
  • FACULTATIVE STATUS:  Upland
  • LANDSCAPE VALUE:  Grows well in very dry rocky soils
  • FOLIAGE: Resembles Quercus michauxii, but slightly more obovate
  • BUDS:  Clustered, pointy buds, imbricately scaled
  • BARK:  Deeply scultped bark
  • FRUIT: Acorns
  • PESTS: None serious
University of Delaware

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