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( Yellow Chestnut Oak )
|Quercus muehlenbergii is a fairly large oak, reaching 40 to 50 feet under cultivation, 70 to 80 feet in the wild, with an even wider spread. A rounded, spreading tree, with an open habit. Foliage is dark yellowish-green in summer, turning to yellowish-orange to orange-brown in the fall. Fruit is a 1 inch acorn.
Prefers rich bottomland soil, found in the wild on dry limestone outcrops, not seriously bothered by diseases. An attractive oak in maturity. Native from Vermont to Virginia, west to Nebraska, and as far south as Mexico.
Important Info : Large tree, may reach 50 to 80 feet tall.
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