Quercus muehlenbergii

Common name: Chinquapin Oak

Native plant

This unique oak has a very narrow environmental niche in northeastern Illinois. It is found on very shallow soils that overlay limestone. Chinquapin has done well as a street tree because of its tolerance of high pH and drought resistance. Leaves are unusual in that they are not lobed and have serrated teeth along their margin. This tree is one of the faster growing oaks at two feet to as much as four feet per year. However, when the tree grows four feet taller in one year, the next year it takes a time out and grows side branches. Acorns are not messy on this tree. The small, very sweet acorn is highly sought after by wildlife. Bark and structure are very similar to White Oak.

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Sell unit: 
Gallon

Pricing

Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $22
11 to 24 units $19
25 or more units $16.50
Pricing information per unit for 15 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $90
11 to 24 units $80
25 or more units $75
Pricing information per diameter
1.00 inch $70
1.25 inch $75
1.50 inch $100
1.75 inch $125
2.00 inches $145

Plant Details

Plant type

Tree

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Spring

Environment

Lightly compacted soils, New construction, Road-side/salt tolerant

Growth form

Single trunk

General information

Mature height
50 Feet
Mature width
50 Feet
Max height
1 020 Inches
Max width
60 Feet
Growth rate
Fast
Flower color
Catkin
Fall color
Orange Yellow

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds

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