Chestnut Oak (Quercus Castaniefolia) is one of the most drought tolerant and fast-growing oak species. A beautiful tree up to 25-30 tall, very rarely 45 meters. Very decorative and tolerates droutht very well. Produces every year much acorns.
Chestnut Oak (Quercus Castaniefolia) is one of the most drought tolerant and fast-growing oak species.
A beautiful tree up to 25-30 tall, very rarely 45 meters. It has a slender trunk and a highly developed root system. It tolerates drought very well. Unpretentious to soils, grows well on slopes and calcareous substrates. The leaves are narrow, strongly reminiscent of chestnut. Beautiful acorns are valued for their decorative effect and are used in folk medicine. The bark is light, smooth, with age acquires cracks. The acorns of Chestnut Oak serve as food for pigs, wild boars, rodents and other forest animals. He produces them in abundant quantities every season.
The natural habitat of Chestnut Oak is the north of Iran and Azerbaijan, where it grows at altitudes of 1800 meters, forming alpine groves - oak groves, often mixed with other species. Along with it, the forest stand includes hornbeam, parrothia, Lankaran albicia, dzelkva, elm, and ash. In Europe, Oak Chestnut was introduced into the culture in 1830, by the Nikitsky Botanical Garden. Nowadays it grows in the south of Ukraine, in the Krasnodar Territory, Sochi, Pyatigorsk, Chisinau ...
Chestnut Oak is useful in mixed planting because Helps other species to tolerate heat and drought more easily. With long, prolonged drought, it can shed leaves.
Like other types of Oak - Chestnut leaf is a good pollen. The wood of Oak-chestnut leaves has reddish shades, high density and high value in construction, furniture production. Because of this, he was subjected to large deforestation. Now included in the Red Book of Azerbaijan.
Frost resistance of Oak Chestnut is greatly underestimated. Growing fast. Reaches the age of up to 350 years.