Quercus muehlenbergii /Chinkapin Oak


Lawn specimen

Clusters of leaves

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Scientific Name: Quercus muehlenbergii
Common Name: Chinkapin Oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: When grown under cultivation, this oak is generally around 50 feet tall and a slightly greater spread. Grows at a moderate rate when young and becomes slow growing as it ages. The broad, rounded canopy is made up of strong branches. In autumn the yellow-green leaves may turn yellow, red or brown. It is a member of the white oak group.