Swamp Chestnut Oak

Quercus michauxii


Swamp Chestnut Oak is a beautiful, stately medium to large white oak with unique dark green chestnut-like leaves. Its leaves turn bright yellow in fall. It produces very large (1-1 1/4″ long), acorns that are low in tannin, and are prized by deer and wildlife. Scaly attractive bark. Grows best in richer soils throughout much of the east, and as far south as north Florida and west to east Texas. Begins to bear acorns between 20-25 yrs of age.

Height 60' - 100'
Spread 20' - 30'
Tree Form Central Leader
USDA Zone 6 - 9
Blooms May - June
Drops Nuts September - October
Soil Moist upland soils
Soil pH 5.5 - 7.0
Light Requirements Full Sun
Pollination Requires pollinator
Suggested Pollinators White Oak, Swamp White Oak, Sawtooth Oak

Spacing 50' - 60'
Pruning Oaks require minimal pruning. In early years, light pruning may be used to establish a strong central leader structure.
Fertilization Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.
Watering Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.

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