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Chestnut leaf oak

Quercus castaneifolia

Vigorous grower native to the middle east that does very well in our region. Attractive yellow fall color, and has bitter acorns that do not attract wildlife.

SMUD Availability:
No
Size:
Large
Height:
50-80 ft
Width:
35-60 ft
Water Needs:
Low
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Shape:
Round
Fall color:
Yellow
Flowers:
No
Growth Rate:
Moderate to Fast
Sunset Zones:
7, 8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
No specific information found.
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
Yes, 6' planting strip

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from a building foundation: 15 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 8 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 30 feet
  • between trees: 30 feet

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