Quercus prinoides

Common name: Dwarf Chinquapin Oak

Native plant

There is some debate among botanists, foresters and nurserymen about whether this plant is actually Q. muehlenbergii growing under very hard conditions causing the dwarfish characteristics. We have both species in our field, and this species has notable differences, leading us to believe that it is an actual species. It likes drier sites in fall sun. The fall color is a reddish mix very much like its bigger brother, but the acorns look squashed. Would be a nice addition to a sunny, dry border planting, or if you’re looking for a unique plant.

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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

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Plant Details

Plant type

Shrub

Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Spring

Urban environment

Requires Protected Site

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Single trunk

Growth rate

Slow

Flower color

Catkin

Fall color

Yellow Red

Size

Mature height
5 Feet
Mature width
5 Feet
Max height
10 Feet
Max width
10 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant

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