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Chestnut Oak
Quercus prinus
Distinguishing Features: Shallow lobes, very dark bark and large acorns
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: 60 to 70 feet tall, has an irregular spread, pyramidal when young, rounded, broad-rounded or upright rounded when mature
  • Leaf: Alternate leaf arrangement, simple, deciduous leaves, leaves are not lobed, obovate leaf shape, 4 to 8 inches long, coarsely toothed leaf margin, leaves have a gray pubescent underside, dark yellow-green leaf color, yellowish-brown fall color
  • Flower: Insignificant monoecious yellowish-green flowers in separate male and female catkins
  • Bark: Dark brown to black and coarsely furrowed
  • Fruit or Seed: Ovoid acorn in pairs on singly, 1 ti 1.25 inches long, involucre covers a third of the nut, acorn is a rich dark brown color
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Chestnut Oak
Quercus prinus leaf
Chestnut Oak
Quercus prinus fruit