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Swamp Chestnut Oak (Quercus michauxii)

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Nativ Nurseries
RMSwampChestnut
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Oak Tree
$4.99
Named for the French botanist Andre Michaux, who discovered this stately oak (among many others) back in the 1800’s, the common name refers to where it is found and the shape of the leaves. Don’t let the swamp part fool you…although a heavy drinker, SCO’s won’t tolerate poor drainage or...
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Named for the French botanist Andre Michaux, who discovered this stately oak (among many others) back in the 1800’s, the common name refers to where it is found and the shape of the leaves. Don’t let the swamp part fool you…although a heavy drinker, SCO’s won’t tolerate poor drainage or longer periods of flooding, save those spots for Nuttall or overcup oak. Rather, it prefers rises or swells in poorly drained bottoms, and will thrive in moderate to well drained bottoms and coves that lead to the bottoms. It has also taken on other names such as “basket oak” and “cow oak” based on uses for its wood and acorns. 

Toxey likes to call them “super swampers,” based on their aggressive growth and form, and its acorns “gobstoppers” because he gets a kick out of watching younger deer struggle to get the huge acorns centered perfectly in their jaws. He claims a loud popping sound indicates their success followed by a series of crunches. 

Swamp Chestnut oak has a reputation of being unproductive for a few years following a good crop, so we only choose from parent trees that consistently produce on an annual basis. Many of our favorite hybrids come from the same tracts as our parent SCO’s, which could very well explain why our parent trees seem to show such variation in acorn and leaf shape, but most importantly produce huge crops more often than not. Expect acorns to begin dropping roughly a week to two weeks after white oak.

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Zone:

White Oak section

6 - 9

Soil pH: 4.5 - 6.5
Mature Height: 100'
Wildlife Value: Acorns eaten by deer, wild hogs, wild turkey, black bear, squirrel, chipmunks, red fox, and a variety of waterfowl.
Site Preference: Naturally occurs on a variety of moist soils and well-drained alluvial bottoms and lower positions of cove sites. Prefers good drainage.
Nut Maturity Date: October to early November
Alias: Cow Oak, Basket Oak

 

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Julie Callahan
Swamp Chestnut Oak

Great tree! Already leafed out with a substantial root system. Arrived in great shape. Thank you!

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Joe Rodriguez
Swamp Chestnuts

First purchase, won’t be my last! The product was shipped when requested, arrived when anticipated, in B-E-A-utiful condition. Obviously we are many who agree for the fact that product is always sold out. I’m on the email list for the product I want when it becomes available but have lost out to others, first come first serve.
If you want some of Nativ Nurserries awesome product that’ll increase the wildlife sightings on your property, get on the email list!

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john deshong
Great trees

These guys have a great assortment of fast-growing good quality trees, they definitely outperform bare root trees, and they are very easy to work with when it comes to shipping .

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Robert Kuehlthau
Disappointed

I expected bare root seedlings as I have received in the past. These were from pots about 3”x5” deep. They had many small roots but no long tap root.

Hey Robert-
Sorry to hear you didn't get what you wanted, but we're fully confident you'll be pleasantly surprised with them in the future. We did indeed offer bareroot seedlings for a brief time several years ago, in addition to our superior 'air-pruned containerized' seedlings like those you received. We do have a photo of the correct seedling type you received on the swamp chestnut oak page on our website. Please let us know how they perform in the future.

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Katie
Awesome!

Very healthy trees, safe packaging. Will definitely purchase from Nativ Nurseries again!

Orders without a specific ship date selected at check out are shipped via UPS the first shipping day following the day the order is received. In order to ensure our seedlings are delivered in the best shape we do not ship on Friday Saturday or Sunday. You may select a shipping date up to six weeks from purchase date at check out.
No Refund Policy: Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries (Nativ Nurseries) guarantees that our product will arrive in good condition, alive, and true to its name as labeled. We take care in packaging our products. If your order is incorrect or does not arrive in good condition, contact our customer service desk within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product to report any mistake in your order or damage to the product. No refunds will be given however but, we will fix our mistake or rectify any damage by replacing the product at our expense. Nativ Nurseries makes no warranty, expressed or implied for any certain rate of growth or productivity for any of our plant products. Nativ Nurseries will not be responsible for crop failure, damage to products after the customer has received an order, or injuries due to non-recommended zone planting, frost damage, or any man made or natural cause beyond our control. Nativ Nurseries will consider replacing an order if a claim is made in writing or e-mail within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product explaining in detail what problems have occurred. However, Nativ Nurseries reserves the right to refuse replacement at any time.
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