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Chinkapin Oak

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Quercus muehlenbergii

The Chinkapin Oak tree is also known as bray oak, chestnut oak, rock chestnut oak, yellow oak, and rock oak.

The Chinkapin oak is a medium-sized deciduous oak of the white oak group that typically grows 30-50’ tall with an open globular crown. This oak produces small oval acorns with scaly cups that extend to approximately 1/2 the acorn length. These acorns are valued food for a variety of wildlife.

Chinkapin Oak trees have narrow, shiny green leaves that provide light shade. Its fall color is variable, but it usually displays shades of yellow and brown.

It is one of the more alkaline tolerant oaks and will adapt to many soil types. This is a slow-growing tree that will look great for many yearsit can be planted as a street tree or yard tree.

Hardy to -30°F
Maximum Elevation: 6,500 ft.