Swamp Chestnut Oak

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The gorgeous wetland native Swamp Chestnut Oak Tree (Quercus michauxii) is a White Oak with rounded lobed green leaves and distinctive pale gray scaly bark! Long-lived trees that form tall, symmetrical, and sturdy profiles, these majestic shade trees are a true legacy!

The foliage is reminiscent of the Chinkipin - glossy and oval, with a curious rippled edge. These natives can reach upwards of 40 - 60 feet in height but maintain a narrow, rounded crown 30 - 50 feet wide. After the unique sprays of greenish blooms are done, the characteristic Acorns develop among the semi-gloss leaves as fall approaches!

Fall brings beautiful red hues and acorns for your local wildlife! Cows even enjoy these tasty nuggets, giving rise to their other name the Cow Oak, and Basket Oak because the wood was used to weave baskets. Preferring warmer climates, Swamp Chestnut Oak grows in humid climates and hot summers of USDA growing zones 5 to 9.

Planting and Application:

Oak Trees are already magnificent landscaping trees, and these large specimens are towering lawn or street trees and Swamp Chestnut are quite easy to grow in average conditions. But these true wetland trees can just as easily grow in marshes and swamps in nature, but you can readily plant along streams or ponds, and Rain Gardens!

The strong limbs handle snow-load and are grand windbreaks! Plant one as a majestic backyard Shade Tree that will shade your landscape and home, and reduce heating bills, while drawing wildlife and songbirds from near and far like a beacon!

  • Tall Rounded & Narrow Form
  • Wavy Rounded Leaf Margins
  • Ornamental Acorns & Fall Color
  • Wildlife & Historical Importance
  • Attracts a Wide Range of Birds & Wildlife
  • Long-Lived Mightly Shade Trees, Rain Gardens & Wetlands

#ProPlantTips for Care:

These wetland Oak Trees thrive in moist, well-drained soils in a native capacity throughout most of the US. Preferring acidic soil, Swamp Chestnut Oaks tolerate moist to wet conditions and even tolerate occasional flooding and even drought once established!

Apply a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch over the root systems of young trees and trees planted in drier, hotter climates. Prune in late winter to correct shape and remove crossing limbs.

  • Full Sun Trees
  • Moist to Wet Soil
  • Prefers Acidic Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Highly Adaptable Once Established

Native wetland trees, the Swamp Chestnut Oak Tree is an enormous boon to your landscape, your curb appeal, wildlife and birds! Order your impressive legacy trees at NatureHills.com today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Swamp Chestnut Oak Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5 - 9
Growing Zones 5 - 9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Quercus michauxii
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 40 - 60 Feet
Mature Spread 30 - 50 Feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Tolerates Wet Soils
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow and Red
Foliage Green
Foliage Color Yes
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No