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Chestnut Oak

Quercus prinus

Chestnut Oak is native to the eastern United States. Occurs in dry habitat and ridgetops. Its name comes from the resemblance of its leaves to that of the American Chestnut. Chestnut Oak achieves its greatest growth on moist, well-drained soils of acidic pH. However, it is usually found growing in sunny, rocky, sterile, dry soils of acidic pH where it can successfully compete with the tough site conditions.

Very tolerant of dry, rocky soils
Dense rounded crown
Food and cover for wildlife
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More About Quercus prinus:

This is occasionally a very long-lived tree. The famous Washington Oak, an exceptionally large chestnut oak which grew on the east bank of the Hudson River in New York, is estimated to have been 800 to 1,000 years old.



Chestnut Oak is sometimes called "rock oak" because it occurs in rocky outcrop area and in mountain regions. A species of oak in the White Oak group and one of the most important ridgetop trees from southern Maine southwest to central Mississippi.

Gardening Suggestions for Chestnut Oak:

Key Characteristics:

Average
Drought Tolerant
Songbirds
Dry
Midwest Native
Height:
- Inches
Spread:
- Inches
Hardiness Zone:
4 - 8

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Deciduous
Attributes
Specimen
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Midwest Native
Naturalizing
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage