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Swamp Chestnut Oak

Quercus michauxii

Trail Number:
C2

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Description

Family:
Fagaceae

Foliage:
Leaves: Alternate, simple, obovate to obovate-oblong, 4 to 6" long, 1 1/2 to 3 1/2" wide, acute or acuminate, cuneate or rounded at base, coarsely and regularly toothed. Acorns are borne 1 to 2.

Native Locale:
New Jersey to Florida west to eastern Texas and up the Mississippi River valley to southeastern Missouri and the southern parts of Illinois and Indiana

Mature Height:
40 to 60 feet

Mature Width:
30 to 50 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 5 to 8(9)

Soil Preference:
Best grown in acidic, moist loams in full sun; also grows well in sandy soils and can withstand wet soils and occasional flooding

Growth Habit:
Tight, narrow, rounded crown

Rate of Growth:
n/a

Disease and Insect:
n/a

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Native from southern Maine and Ontario to South Carolina and Alabama, but occurs in moister soils than Chestnut Oak, grows larger than 12 to 15' and the involucral scales form a fringe round the rim. Might be Identified with Q. prinus. under Q. michauxii. Leaves: Alternate, simple, obovate to obovate-oblong, 4 to 6" long, 1 1/2 to 3 1/2" wide, acute or acuminate, cuneate or rounded at base, coarsely and regularly toothed. Acorns are borne 1 to 2.

Photos

Summer '08 - Swamp Chestnut OakSummer '08 Bark - Swamp Chestnut OakSummer '08 Leaf - Swamp Chestnut Oak