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PlantFiles: Chestnut Oak
Quercus prinus

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Family: Fagaceae (fag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Quercus (KWER-kus) (Info)
Species: prinus

Synonym:Quercus montana

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Category:
Trees

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Brown/Bronze
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
4.5 or below (very acidic)
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Profile:

2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Rickwebb On Nov 10, 2014, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

It is a handsome forest tree that I see commonly found in the forests of southeast Pennsylvania. Native to the Appalachian Region into New England. Grows about 1 foot/year and lives about 200 to 300 years. Develops a big taproot, so harder to transplant.

Positive foxtrotter On Dec 17, 2013, foxtrotter from Lemmon Valley-Golden Valley, NV wrote:

I grew this tree in a neutral environment and it did very well. It has beautiful bark, kind of peeling and deeply furrowed.

Neutral raisedbedbob On Jan 30, 2006, raisedbedbob from Walkerton, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Native to my zone. They occasionally produce really huge crops of acorns which the deer around here love.

Neutral smiln32 On Nov 4, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Growth habit is rounded and fairly dense. Chestnut oak (also sometimes called Rock Oak or Basket Oak) can tolerate poor soil conditions. Gorgeous fall color in hues of yellow/orange and brown. Great in zones 4 - 8.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clermont, Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Valley Lee, Maryland
Chaska, Minnesota
Reno, Nevada
Frenchtown, New Jersey
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Cambridge, Wisconsin
Elmwood, Wisconsin



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