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Species: Quercus montana (Q. prinus)

(kwer'kus mon'tan-ah)

Quercus montana (Q. prinus)

Chestnut Oak

Found on Course Walks

Oaks

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

None Listed

Cultivars

No cultivars listed

Ornamental Characteristics

Tree > 30 feet

50' - 75' (75' - 100')

Deciduous

irregular open habit

full sun to moderate shade

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun

5a

Can tolerate acid to neutral soil (pH 5.0 to 7.4)

dark green glossy leaves turning crimson red in autumn

Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

resistant to borers and cankerworms

Bare Root Transplanting


Other

native to eastern U.S.

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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