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Oak, Chestnut
Quercus prinus

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: 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:
The Chestnut Oak falls into the following type(s): 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.

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More Info

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.