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Swamp Chestnut Oak (Quercus michauxii)

349 in stock

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Type: Deciduous tree

Family: Fagaceae

Height:40-60 feet

Spread: 30-50 feet

Native Range: Southeastern US, southeastern corner of Missouri

Ideal Site Requirements:

Soil: acidic, moist loam

Water: medium to wet

Sunlight needs:  full sun

Tolerates: erosion, wet soil

Landscape use: good oak for low lying areas

Brief Description: Medium to large tree with tight narrow rounded crown, very large leaves, acorns can be eaten raw.

Wildlife Benefits: Acorns are a favorite of a number of mammals and birds.

Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. 

Stand out Features: Thrives in wet swampy areas but also quite tolerant of dry conditions.

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