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Quercus muehlenbergii (Oak, Chinquapin)

Oak, Chinquapin

Oak, Chinkapin

Quercus muehlenbergii

Chinquapin (or chinkapin) oak is a white oak reaching heights of 70 feet while developing a natural round crown. Native to central Texas along the Guadalupe River, it tolerates limestone soils very well.


The simple elliptical leaves have a sharp toothed pattern with no bristles, making it easily distinguishable amoungst other oaks. Yellowish catkin blooms cover the male trees in the spring, and can be a nuisance if planted near swimming pools. The acorns are some of the sweetest of all oaks, and can be eaten after being roasted.



Shade Tree
Texas Native

Flower Color:

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Height

60-70 Feet

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Spread

30-40 Feet

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Quercus muehlenbergii

Interesting Notes


USDA Hardiness Zone 7a

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Item Description
OAK-CHI-30 OAK, CHINQUAPIN View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
High
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Deciduous
Water Needs
Low