Chinkapin Oak



Chinkapin Oak

(3 customer reviews)


Chinkapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii) is a unique oak variety, recognized for its saw-toothed leaves and sweet acorns. This tree is not just a source of nourishment for wildlife but also a visual treat with its slender trunk and spreading branches.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Requirements and Tolerances

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-7
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Soil Type: Well-drained
Soil pH: 6.0-7.0
Plant Spacing: 40-50′ apart
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None
Heat Tolerance: Moderate

Physical Characteristics

Rootstock: From Seed
Plant Size: 40-60′ tall, 50-70′ wide
Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Foliage Color: Dark green
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Yellow-green
Fall Color: Yellow-orange
Nut Size: 0.5-1″
Nut Flavor: Sweet
Nut/Husk Color and Appearance Brown, thin shell

Growth and Reproduction

Growth Rate: Moderate
Years to Bear: 20-25
Lifespan: 200-300 years
Pollination Requirements: Monoecious, requires cross-pollination
Pollination Mechanisms: Wind
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place

Disease Resistance

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No
Oak Wilt (Bretziella fagacearum): Moderately Resistant
Anthracnose (Apiognomonia quercina): Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot (Armillaria mellea): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe alphitoides): Moderately Resistant
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar): Moderately Resistant
Oak Leafroller (Archips semiferanus): Moderately Resistant

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 51 × 2 × 3 in
Hardiness Zone

4, 5, 6, 7



3 reviews for Chinkapin Oak

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  1. Daryl Rodgers (Verified Customer)

    Nice, healthy plants. Outstanding nursery.

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  2. Miep O brien (Verified Customer)

    Plant arrived in a timely manner, with complete root and undamaged. Should do well and thank you.

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  3. Anonymous (Verified Customer)

    I ordered one and was surprised to receive two.

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