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Oak, Chestnut Quercus prinus

Chestnut Oak - Quercus prinus
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The bold aspects of the Chestnut Oak make it an attractive choice for shade tree use in large areas. Glossy, dark greenish-yellow leaves that are 4"-6" long turn an orange-yellow to yellowish-brown in the fall. Produces acorns that are a deep-toned brown and are favored by many types of wildlife. The bark of the Chestnut Oak is dark brown to black with deep ridges and is quite a handsome sight. Grows 60'-70' high with a similar, rounded spread. Prefers moist, well-drained and acidic soils and full sun.

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Zones 4 - 8 Zones 4 - 8
Hardiness Zones 4 - 8
The Chestnut Oak can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Shade Tree Shade Tree
Type of tree
Shade Trees
60' - 70' High 60' - 70' High
Mature Height
The Chestnut Oak grows to be 60' - 70' feet in height.
60' - 70' Spread 60' - 70' Spread
Mature Spread
The Chestnut Oak has a spread of about 60' - 70' at full maturity.
Medium Growth Medium Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This oak does well in full sun.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Chestnut Oak grows in acidic, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.
Rounded Shape Rounded Shape
Shape
This oak has rounded shape.
Description

The bold aspects of the Chestnut Oak make it an attractive choice for shade tree use in large areas. Glossy, dark greenish-yellow leaves that are 4"-6" long turn an orange-yellow to yellowish-brown in the fall. Produces acorns that are a deep-toned brown and are favored by many types of wildlife. The bark of the Chestnut Oak is dark brown to black with deep ridges and is quite a handsome sight. Grows 60'-70' high with a similar, rounded spread. Prefers moist, well-drained and acidic soils and full sun.