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  Swamp Chestnut Oak (Cow Oak)  
Common Name: Swamp Chestnut Oak (Cow Oak)
Latin Name: Quercus michauxii
Tree Size: Large
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Partial to heavy shade, drought, poorly drained sites
Attributes: Texas native, reliable fall color, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Large leaves turn deep red in fall; large acorns are popular with wildlife.
Comments: Tolerates seasonal poor drainage, but prefers loamy soils.
Problems: Borers sometimes affect trunk; acorns and leaf litter can become a clean-up chore.
Firewise: Yes
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