Quercus muehlenbergii

Chinkapin Oak

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Medium in youth, slower with age Weakly rounded in youth, open, rounded crown at maturity
Mature Height - 40-50' in landscape; 70-80' in wild
Mature Width - Usually greater than height at maturity
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Pendulous yellow-green catkins
Fruit - Acorn, subsessile, globose-ovoid or ovoid, .75-1" long, thin cap
Leaf - Alternate, simple, oblong to oblong -lanceolate, 4-6.5" long, dark green above
Fall Color - Yellow to orangish brown to brown
Bark - Ashy gray, more or less rough and flaky
Other Features -
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Difficult to transplant, prefers alkaline soil in rich bottomlands or dry limestone outcrops. No seed pretreatment is necessary. Many in western Kansas and Oklahoma indicate good drought tolerance. Zone (4)5-7
Native Habitat - Vermont to Virginia, west to Nebraska, Mexico, Texas. Introduced 1822
Diseases and Insects - None particularly serious
Strength - Attractive in old age; some mammoth specimens are actually inspiring. Large, bold , scaly gray trunks and branches
Weakness -

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