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Quercus prinusQuercus prinus (Q. montana)

chestnut oak, rock oak

Photograph(s) by*: PLANTS 1997

Characteristics

Height: 40-80'
Flowers: May-Jun.; yellowish
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; brown; nut/nut-like
Fall color: yellow/orange

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: 4.5-7
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

xeric rocky ridges and upper slopes; also mesic sites

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

acorns food for wildlife; fall color



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/480.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004