Quercus muehlenbergii

Chinquapin Oak

Category: Deciduous, Shade Tree | Size: Large | Hardiness Zones: 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 | Fall Color: Yellow , Orange | Growth Rate: Medium | Adaptability: Alkaline Soil Tolerant
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Chinquapin oak is an exciting native landscape tree due to widespread adaptability and tolerance of alkalinity. This white oak type has appealing foliage that maintains a sheen through the hot growing season and often displays a variety of fall colors. Chinquapin oak has a far flung native range from the great lake states down through the heart of south Texas. Chinquapin oak acorns are sweet and eaten by many types of animals.

Category: Large shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: (4)5 to 8
Foliage: Lustrous dark yellow-green, whitish tomentulose beneath
Fall Color: Yellow to orangish brown
Fruit: Acorns; wildlife food
Bark: Ashy-gray, rough and flaky
Texture: Coarse
Shape: Rounded, open
Mature Size: 60-80' tall with greater spread
Growth Rate: Medium
Adaptability: Quercus muehlenbergii prefers moist, well-drained, deep, rich, alkaline soils, but tolerates neutral to acidic soils
Native Habitat: Native to the greater Midwest, ranging downward to the deep South and over into the eastern edge of the Great Plains