Chestnut Oak, quercus prinus

Chestnut Oak, quercus prinus
Item# DA-chestnutoak
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Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 91%; Where Harvested (location/year) - New Jersey (2007)

Chestnut Oak, so named due to the resemblance of its leaves to the American Chestnut, is also called Rock Oak, Rock Chestnut Oak, or Mountain Oak, as it is often found in dry, rocky soils at the tops of hilly ridges. Chestnut Oak is also listed by some authorities with the scientific name of Quercus montana. Nationally, it ranges on either side of a line from southern Maine to western Tennessee, encompassing the greater Appalachian area. It survives where other trees do not, in areas of dry, barren soils (often a companion to Scarlet Oak and Black Oak in these environments). Its dark green leathery leaves, autumn color is chartreuse to yellow-brown, but the canopy is cleaned of leaves by late autumn large acorns, stout twigs, thick bark with triangular ridges, and jagged winter outline give it an exceptionally bold texture. It may reach 60 feet tall and 50 feet wide when located in the open. As a member of the White Oak group and the Beech Family, it is related to the Beeches, Chestnuts, and other Oaks. The Chestnut Oak is cold hard to USDA Zone 4.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: Cold stratify for stratify for 60 days or until radicle emergence. Germination: Sow seed 1 to 2 inches deep, tamp soil, keep moist, mulch seed bed. OTHER: Fall sowing in mulched seedbeds is preferred to artificial stratification.