Chinkapin Oak



Common Name: Chinkapin Oak (Chinquapin Oak)
Latin Name: Quercus muehlenbergii
Tree Size: Large
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, reliable fall color, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Attractive, light-colored bark; deep green leaf color creates a lush appearance.
Comments: Good for limestone soils; excellent shade tree!
Problems: Fallen acorns can be a nuisance.
Firewise: Yes


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