Chinkapin Oak

General Info

  • Latin Name - Quercus muehlenbergii
  • Native Range - Maine to Virginia, west to Minnesota, Nebraska and parts of Texas
  • Growth Rate - Medium
  • Mature Height - 50–60’
  • Mature Spread - 50–60’

Arborist Thoughts

  • Strong drought tolerant Ohio native with clean lustrous dark green foliage and nice pyramidal habit.

  • Important tree for wildlife producing sweet and nutritious acorns.   Good tree for wildlife habitat also.

  • More adaptable to high pH soils and urban landscapes than oaks in the Red oak group (pin oak, Northern Red oak, Shingle oak, etc).

  • Great long-lived specimen for an area that can accommodate a larger tree.