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Quercus muehlenbergii

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Trees, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: neutral, alkaline, rich, average, loam, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 40'-60'

Bloom Time: April, May

Bloom Color: yellow, green

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, attracts hummingbirds, drought tolerant, fall interest, shade tree, showy fruit

Quercus muehlenbergii (chinkapin oak)
  • Quercus muehlenbergii (chinkapin oak)
  • Quercus muehlenbergii (chinkapin oak)
  • Quercus muehlenbergii (chinkapin oak)
  • Quercus muehlenbergii (chinkapin oak)

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Description

Quercus muehlenbergii

Also known as:

chinkapin oak

,

dwarf chinquapin oak

,

yellow oak

Scientific Synonyms:

Quercus acuminata, Quercus alexanderi, Quercus prinoides

Description

Quercus muehlenbergii may grow wider than tall, making it an ideal shade tree.

Cultivation

In its native range, it is found growing in poor dry soils. In cultivation, it grows best in rich, loamy, moist but well drained soil.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: IN
  • Threatened: MA

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Fagales
Family Fagaceae Beech family
Genus Quercus oak
Species Quercus muehlenbergii chinkapin oak