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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:

Midwest Native
Drought Tolerant
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Hardiness Zone:
4 - 8

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Characteristics & Attributes for Quercus prinus ''

Attracts Wildlife

Upland Birds and Game

Soil Moisture Preference



Full Sun




Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Midwest Native