Chinkapin Oak is native to the Northeast and Midwest. It has a nice, rich glossy green leaf in the spring and summer which provide dense shade, color, and texture to your landscape. This tree matures to have a round shape and it's a proven performer, tolerant of almost any Chicagoland site conditions.
Why it rocks:
Chinkapin Oak is a proven performer in homeowner's yards. This wonderful selection is an excellent choice for shading large open areas of your yard. Its rich glossy green leaf will add color and beauty to your landscape.
Where to put it:
Chinkapin Oak is a versatile tree that can be planted almost anywhere in the yard, perfect choice for open areas in the back or front yard, parks, or parkways. This tree should be planted at least 20ft from buildings.
What it needs:
Chinkapin Oak is an extremely tolerant tree that can grow in almost any site conditions, however, this native of the Northeast and Midwest has a reputation for performing well in alkaline soil. Be sure to follow our watering guidelines for the first few growing seasons until the root system is well-established.
|Botanical Name||Quercus muehlenbergii|
|Size Range||Large Tree (more than 40 feet)|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Fall Color||Yellow/Gold, Brown/Copper|
|Landscape Uses||Shade, Parkway/Street|
|Plant Tolerance||Very Adaptable|
|Standout Feature||Durable & Performs Well in Alkaline Soil, Dark Green Sharp Toothed Leaves|