Quercus michauxii

basket oak, swamp chestnut oak, cow oak

Fagaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 120 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Shade tree. While native to moist sites, this oak does well in moderately dry areas as well. Makes a good street tree and can be used in parking lot islands. Bronzy fall color.
Considerations: Fallen/falling acorns can be a maintenance issue.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Acorns prized by squirrels, deer, turkey and other wildlife. Larval food for brown duskywing butterfly (em>Erynnis horatius) and the gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Native Habitats: Mesic sites near swamp edges and second bottoms of floodplains. May occur in uplands on shallow soils over limestone.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B