Chestnut Oak (Quercus montana)


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Type: Deciduous tree

Family: Fagaceae

Height:50-70 feet

Spread: 50-70 feet

Native Range: Eastern US

Site Requirements:

Soil: best in dry to medium well drained soils

Water: dry to medium

Sunlight needs: Full sun

Tolerates: good drought tolerance

Landscape use: Shade tree for large lawns and parks, uncommonly cultivated

Brief Description: Medium to large sized deciduous oak of the white oak group that typically grows 50-70’ (less frequently to 100’) tall with a rounded crown.

Wildlife Benefits: Acorns are an important source of food for wildlife.

Possible Problems: Chestnut Oak is generally considered to be a low-maintenance, long-lived tree. Oaks in general are susceptible to a large number of diseases, including oak wilt, chestnut blight, shoestring root rot, anthracnose, oak leaf blister, cankers, leaf spots and powdery mildew. Potential insect pests include scale, oak skeletonizer, leaf miner, galls, oak lace bugs, borers, caterpillars and nut weevils.

Stand out Features: Non-native, but a good selection for poor, rocky soils.