Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)

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This plant is restricted for shipment to CA, OR

Latin: Quercus muehlenbergii

Zones: 4-7

Other common names: Chinquapin Oak, Chinkapin Oak, Chesnut Oak, Yellow Oak, Rock Oak

Mature Height/Spread: 40-50 ft high/50-60 ft spread. In ideal conditions slow to medium grower with less than 12″ up to 24″ per year.

Soil / Climate: The Chinkapin oak grows well in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained, wet and clay soils. Tolerates wet conditions and some drought. Chinquapin does best in areas that are well-drained and have not experienced severe drought. Enjoys full sun.

Notes: Shade and ornamental. Leaves are similiar to an American Chestnut hence the name Chestnut Oak. Leaves are dark yellowish green and fall color can very from yellow to yellow-brown to brown.

Wildlife: Chinkapin oak acorns are enjoyed and preferred by wild turkeys, grouse, white-tailed deer, black bears, chipmunks, squirrels and hogs. Cattle will eat the leaves.

Cold Stream Farm supplies Chinquapin Oak trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.

Additional information on Quercus muehlenbergii can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.

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Dimensions 1 × 1 in


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