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Quercus montana

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Trees, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: average, poor, loam, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 60'-80'

Bloom Time: May

Bloom Color: yellow

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts birds, shade tree

Quercus montana (chestnut oak)
  • Quercus montana (chestnut oak)
  • Quercus montana (chestnut oak)
  • Quercus montana (chestnut oak)
  • Quercus montana (chestnut oak)

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Description

Quercus montana

Also known as:

chestnut oak

,

rock chestnut oak

,

rock oak

Scientific Synonyms:

Quercus prinus

Description

Quercus montana can easily be distinguished from other oaks by its chestnut-like foliage, hence its common name. Leaves turn yellowish brown in fall and do not provide an exceptional color display.

Cultivation

Adapted to poor, well drained, rocky soil, in higher elevations.

Additional Notes

The trunks divide low on the tree, reducing its commercial value as a source for lumber.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, CT, DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Threatened: IL, ME

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Fagales
Family Fagaceae Beech family
Genus Quercus oak
Species Quercus montana chestnut oak