chestnut oak - Fagaceae Quercus prinus

Foliage

chestnut oak Foliage

Bark

chestnut oak Bark

Twig

chestnut oak Twig

Fruit

chestnut oak Fruit

Form

chestnut oak Form
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Taxonomy

FamilyFagaceae
GenusQuercus
Speciesprinus
Common Namechestnut oak
iTree CodeQUPR

Plant Form

FormTree; oval to rounded
Height60 feet
Spread50 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagelobed, margin of leaf coarsley toothed, yellow-green tipsLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkbrown, nearly black, deeply furrowed
Budbroad at base, tapers to point, scales shiny, dark brownBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigreddish brown, glabrous
Flowermale flowers yellow green hanging catkins, female flowers close to base
Fruitacorns solitary or in pairs, egg-shaped to nearly round, shiny, hairy/warty cap
Fall Coloryellow or tan

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min4aMin4.5SoilIntolerant
Max4bMax6.5SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
UnknownUnknownUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of Origin