Quercus prinus (Basket Oak)
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Also known as: Chestnut Oak
Native: Eastern United States
Location: Often found on dry rocky soils and sometimes also called Rock Oak.
Leaves resemble the leaves of the Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa) which gives this oak its alternative common name. They are 15-20cm long, evenly lobed, dark green above and silvery white and densely pubescent below.
Flowers appear with young leaves in April, earlier than most oaks.
Acorns are 2.5-3.7cm in length and fall in October.