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Quercus michauxiiQuercus michauxii (Q. montana)

swamp chestnut oak, basket oak, cow oak

Photograph(s) by*: PLANTS 1995


Height: 50-80'
Spread: 75-100'
Flowers: May; yellow-green
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; tan brown; nut/nut-like
Fall color: red/ brown

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4.5-6.5
Soil type: Loamy


bottomlands, ravine slopes, flatwoods over limestone

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD


Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value


acorns food for wildlife

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004