Quercus prinus ~ Chestnut Oak
Quercus prinus ~ Chestnut Oak
Quercus prinus ~ Chestnut Oak
Quercus prinus ~ Chestnut Oak
Quercus prinus ~ Chestnut Oak
Quercus prinus ~ Chestnut Oak
Quercus prinus ~ Chestnut Oak

Quercus prinus

Chestnut Oak

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Chestnut Oak is a native deciduous tree with a rounded crown and distinct tight ridges on mature bark.  The coarsely toothed foliage with paler undersides turn yellow brown in fall.  The acorns have warty cups that cover half the nut.  Best grown in full sun and rich well-drained acidic soils.  Drought tolerant.  Syn. with Quercus montana.

Quercus prinus supports a wide variety of moths and butterflies, including: the Imperial Moth, Banded Hairstreak, Edward's Hairstreak, Gray Hairstreak, White-M Hairstreak, Horace’s Duskywing, and the Juvenal’s Duskywing. 

Type: 

Tree

Height: 

50’ - 70’

Spread: 

50’ - 70’

Spacing: 

60’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Green

Season of Interest:

Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Oaks are susceptible to a large number of diseases, including oak wilt, blight, root rot, anthracnose, oak leaf blister, cankers, leaf spots, and powdery mildew.  Potential insect pests include scale, oak skeletonizer, leaf miner, galls, oak lace bugs, borers, caterpillars and nut weevils.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasWildlife Gardens Privacy Screen, and Shade Tree.

COMPANION PLANTS: Crape MyrtleServiceberryMagnolia

IMAGES: Bruce Kirchoff from Greensboro, NC, USA, Quercus montana-Entire R 9 c (24164868335)CC BY 2.0, (2) Photo by David J. Stang, Quercus prinus 18zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Katja Schulz from Washington, D. C., USA, Chestnut Oak (30130542063)CC BY 2.0, (4) Bruce Kirchoff from Greensboro, NC, USA, Quercus montana-Leaf R 9 g (23572342253)CC BY 2.0, (5) Katja Schulz from Washington, D. C., USA, Chestnut Oak (31028946291)CC BY 2.0, (6) Katja Schulz from Washington, D. C., USA, Chestnut Oak (30896651320)CC BY 2.0, (7) Katja Schulz from Washington, D. C., USA, Chestnut Oak (30896648110)CC BY 2.0

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