Swamp Chestnut Oak

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Swamp Chestnut Oak

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$11.95

Swamp Chestnut Oak (Quercus michauxii) is a majestic tree, celebrated for its broad, leathery leaves and large acorns. Thriving in moist soils, this oak variety offers a dense canopy, perfect for those seeking shade and beauty. Its bark, with deep furrows, adds texture to landscapes. As autumn approaches, its foliage turns a brilliant shade of red, making it a seasonal spectacle.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 5-9
Soil pH: 5.0-6.5
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 60-70′ tall, 40-60′ wide
Plant Spacing: 40-60′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Monoecious
Pollination Mechanisms: Wind
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Yellow-green

Fruit Characteristics

Nut Size: 1-1.5″
Nut Flavor: Sweet
Nut/Husk Color and Appearance Light brown, enclosed in a scaly cup
Harvest Time: October
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 20-25

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Oak Wilt (Bretziella fagacearum): Moderately Resistant
Anthracnose (Apiognomonia quercina): Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot (Armillaria mellea): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe alphitoides): Moderately Resistant
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar): Moderately Resistant
Oak Leafroller (Archips semiferanus): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Foliage Color: Dark green
Fall Color: Reddish-brown
Lifespan: 300+ years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Southeastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No

Swamp Chestnut Oak

$11.95

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