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Chestnut Oak Seedlings is a Low Maintenance Deciduous
Also known as basket oak, rock oak, and rock chestnut oak, it can grow to a height of 60’ with a spread of up to 50’ and a rounded crown. It should be planted in zones 4-8 in full to partial sun. However, the younger trees can be shade tolerant. Even found in dry, rocky soil, it prefers its soil to be moist and well-drained with an acidic pH. It is very tolerant of drought conditions. The broad leaves of the Chestnut Oak are dark green on the top and gray-green underneath and leathery to the touch. It is smooth underneath with wavy margins. In the fall, the leaves will first turn a yellowish-orange then turn to rusty brown. The thick bark is light to medium gray. Older trees have triangular ridges with deep furrows in between them. Acorns will develop in one season and mature from September to October. They are oval-shaped and about 1”-1.5” long. The top half of the covered with a bumpy cap; terminal buds are light chestnut brown, large and pointed. In mid-spring, hairy catkins will begin to appear on the tree. In May, small pollen-bearing, yellowish-green flowers will appear in the catkins. These flowers are usually unnoticeable through the young leaves. These trees can be challenging for transplants due to their deep taproot.
Chestnut Oak Seedlings work Well for Rocky or Thin Soil
Chestnut Oak Seedlings, Quercus Prinus or better known as Chestnut Oak Seedlings. Hardy in planting zone 7-10. Chestnut Oak Seedlings' growth rate at maturity can reach 60-70 feet tall and 60-70 feet wide. Plant in full sun and clay or silt soil. This tree works well for rocky or thin soil. In April, it will have a greenish-yellow little bloom. This low-maintenance tree does, however, have a stunning wine-red color in fall. It is drought tolerant and will eventually have acorns, which will bring a large variety of wildlife to your landscape. The large leaves of this tree can help cut cooling costs with the shade it provides. It is an essential tree with its rough-looking bark and gray ridges, along with its beautiful acorns.
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