Quercus michauxii

Swamp Chestnut Oak

Category: Deciduous, Shade Tree | Size: Large | Hardiness Zones: 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 | Fall Color: Red | Growth Rate: Fast | Adaptability: Wet Soil Tolerant
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Swamp chestnut oak is a stately native throughout the south, from Texas to Florida all the way up through Maryland. Trees are vigorous and symmetrical and often have a nice rusty red fall color display. Swamp chestnut oak produces acorns that are apparently a tasty favorite for wildlife

Category: Large shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: (5)6 to 9
Foliage: Lustrous, dark green and smooth while the underside is duller and fuzzy
Fall Color: Crimson to rusty red
Fruit: Acorns; wildlife food
Bark: Light gray
Texture: Medium to coarse
Shape: Upright oval, open
Mature Size: 60-80' tall by 40-50' and wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Quercus michauxii strongly prefers a wide variety of soils that are moist, permanently moist, or permanently wet, and tolerates standing water for several weeks at a time
Native Habitat: Native to Eastern US and west to Texas