Chinkapin Oak

Type of Tree Deciduous
Mature Height 30-50 feet
Width 20-30 feet
Growth Rate Slow
Light Needs Full sun
Fall Color Subtle
Flowering Season None


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 which provides 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 which will look great for many years – it can be planted as a street tree or yard tree.

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

Additional information

Dimensions 5956198 in


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