OAK, CHINKAPIN Chinquapin Oak
Quercus muhlenbergii (KWER-kus mew-lin-BERG-ee-eye)
Deciduous Sun Height. 80 feet Spread 80 feet Spacing 20 - 50 feet
HABIT: Irregularly spreading, relatively fast growth, dark purple acorns, yellow-brown fall color. Some selections have red fall color as shown here.
CULTURE: Any soil, very sensitive to poor drainage, drought tolerant.
USES: Shade tree.
PROBLEMS: Wet feet and transplant difficulties.
NOTES: Easily confused with chestnut oak, which will not grow here. Chestnut oak has rounded lobes contrasted to the chinkapinís sharp-pointed edges. Native to Texas, Oklahoma, and eastern USA.