Chestnut Oak

Quercus prinus

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  • Chestnut Oak | Chestnut Oak (Quercus prinus) fall foliage. Photo: Nicholas A. Tonelli
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Basic Information

Order

Fagales

Family

Fagaceae

Size

50 - 100 ft

Leaf Color

Green, Orange Fall Foliage

Leaf Arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Leaf Shape

Oval/Obvate

Blooming Season

Spring

Bloom Color

Yellow/Green

Attracts

Wildlife, Butterflies

Chestnut Oak Habitat

Chestnut Oaks (Quercus prinus) do best on well-drained rocky slopes and ridges near a water source.

Chestnut Oak Facts

Chestnut Oaks (Quercus prinus) are a very important food source to wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, songbirds and more. Its bark is a grayish brown and smooth on young trees. As the tree matures its bark becomes deeply divided into ridges. It gets its name from American Chestnut trees because the two have similar looking leaves. Its wood is hard, strong and decay resistant.

Chestnut Oak Distribution



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