Chinquapin Oak

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Chinquapin Oak

Quercus muhlenbergii
Chinquapin Oak, Chinkapin
45

50 feet
35

45 feet
Eastern North America, west to Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun or light shade; deciduous, with unique saw-toothed margins and a rounded canopy that provides great shade. Chinquapin oak does well in the limestone soils around San Antonio and grows at a moderate rate. It’s moderately resistant to oak wilt. Pruning is always optional. Cuts should only be made at a bud or branch; in general, focus on minimizing dead, damaged, or rubbing branches. As with any tree, remove no more than 25% of the total canopy during any five-year cycle. To maintain a healthy specimen, leave the upper 2/3 of the tree’s height uncut and only remove the lowest third of the tree in a single pruning period — for example: on a 12-foot tree, stick to the lowest 4 feet. Mulch with about 2″ of woodchips or pine bark wherever possible. In general, a tree’s mulched area should be six feet at a minimum.

Maintenance

Pruning; training

Features

Plant Type:
Large Tree
Size:
45-50' H, 35-45' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
Green, Yellow
Bloom Time:
April
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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