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Plant Details

Quercus montana [=Quercus prinus]

Chestnut Oak, Rock Chestnut Oak, Rock Oak, Mountain Chestnut Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus montana [=Quercus prinus]

Genus:

Quercus

Species Epithet:

montana

Common Name:

Chestnut Oak, Rock Chestnut Oak, Rock Oak, Mountain Chestnut Oak

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

36-72 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow, Green

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

April

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Xeric forests of ridges and slopes, shale barrens, occasionally in mesic situations especially where rocky. Common to very common, and one of the dominant trees, in the NC mountains and Piedmont foothills. Generally common, at least locally, in the central Piedmont (especially in the Uwharrie Mountains), but mostly uncommon or infrequent in the eastern Piedmont. Very rare in the western Coastal Plain, and far northeastern Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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