Michaux Oak, or Swamp Chestnut Oak

Michaux Oak, or Swamp Chestnut Oak

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Quercus michauxii

The shallow-rooted, densely branched Michaux Oak, or Swamp Chestnut Oak, was a popular timber tree in the cotton belt of the Deep South. It is the native host for Juvenal's duskywing butterfly. Will thrive as an ornamental or shade tree in most types of soil, including wet bottomland. Its leaves are glossy-green and shaped somewhat like those of the chestnut tree. Acorns are sweet-tasting and can be eaten unboiled, directly from the tree. Poisonous if eaten.

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Tree
foliage Type Deciduous
Height 50-75 ft
Spread 30-50 ft
Shape Upright, oval to rounded
Primary foliage Color Green, glossy
Seasonal foliage Color Bronze red
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color Insignificant
Berries Acorn
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full sun
Water Preferences Wet
Cold Hardiness Zone Zones 5 (-29ÁF) to 9