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Quercus muehlenbergii - Chinkapin Oak

Quercus muehlenbergii is native to the US east of the Rockies. Given time Chinkapin Oak grows to 40-60 feet tall and wide. Quercus muehlenbergii is drought tolerant once established. Though it lives in rocky soils in the wild Quercus muehlenbergii prefers well drained loam and regular irrigation. The foliage of Quercus muehlenbergii is quite colorful in the Fall. Quercus muelenbergii can be a host plant for the Hedgerow Hairstreak and the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar.

Quercus muelenbergii, Chinkapin Oak

Fall colors on Quercus muehlenbergii - Chinkapin Oak. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

The other oaks featured on this site:
Quercus agrifolia * Coast Live Oak
Quercus berberidifolia * Scrub Oak
Quercus douglassi * Blue Oak
Quercus durata * Leather Oak
Quercus garryana * Oregon White Oak, Garry Oak
Quercus john-tuckeri * Tucker's Oak
Quercus kelloggii * Maple Leafed Oak
Quercus lobata * Valley Oak