Chestnut Oak (Basket Oak, Rock Oak, Rock Chestnut Oak)
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - 12-15' over 7-10 year period. Pyramidal, oval to rounded in youth, then rounded and relatively denseMature Height - 60-70'Mature Width - 60-70' but irregular spreadLongevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Pendulous yellow-green catkinsFruit - Ovoid acorn in pairs, dark rich brown, 1-1.25" long, tuberculate cap covers a third of the nut. Sweet tasting.Leaf - Lustrous dark yellow-greenFall Color - Orange-yellow to yellowish-brownBark - Brown to nearly black; on older trees, deeply furrowed. Rich in tannin content (11%)Other Features - Auburn trials showed this to be a superior species in its 13 year trialsPossible Use - Parking lot islandsSeason Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - No seed pretreatment necessary, easy to transplant compared to most oaks. Prefers moist well drained, but also found in rocky, poor, dry soil. Zone 4-8Native Habitat - Southern Maine, Ontario to South Carolina and Alabama. Cultivated 1688Diseases and Insects - Strength - Very lovely tree, good landscape treeWeakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Oak.- Other plants of the family Fagaceae.- Other plants of the genus Quercus.- Other plants of the species Quercus montana.