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51.Swamp Chestnut Oak

Quercus michauxii

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
4 – 8
Height:
larger than 60 – 70
Spread:
Irregular
Habit:
Round and relatively dense
Light:
Best in full sun
Soil:
Moister soils than chestnut oak
Flowers:
insignificant hanging catkins
Fruit:
acorn 1 – 1 1/4 long by 3/4 wide, rich brown color
Landscape use:
Good medium size tree for use as a specimen tree, in parks and public places
History:
Native range is from southern Maine and Ontario to South Carolina and Alabama; cultivated in 1688
Pests\Problems:
None
Significant Features:
Bark is scaly, similar to white oak, whereas chestnut oak is deeply grooved; pubescent on underside of leaves and branchlets