Audubon® Native Dwarf Chestnut Oak

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SKU
10004555

The National Audubon Society presents a new line of native plants and trees that will help birds and wildlife thrive in your area! The Audubon® Native Dwarf Chestnut Oak Tree (Quercus prinoides) is everything you love about the Chestnut Oak, but in a smaller space-saving size!

Erect trees with open and rounded forms, these retain the oval foliage and scalloped edges like other Chinkapin Oak tree relatives! Creating a beautiful featurette and textured specimen in the landscape. Dwarf Chestnut Oaks, also known as Dwarf Chinquapin Oak, and Dwarf Chinkapin, displays soothing, warm browns, coppers, golden-yellow fall color!

Like other Oaks, Dwarf Chestnut hosts hundreds of butterfly and moths caterpillars, as well as the birds that feed on them. Attracting Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Wrens, Woodpeckers, Sparrows, Thrushes, Orioles, Waxwings, Nuthatches, Finches, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Crows, Jays and Vireos. Autumn brings a good crop of blackish-brown to coppery acorns each year that wildlife love!

Planting and Application:

Dwarf Chestnut Oaks can be grown as large shrubs or small trees. They are perfect for preventing erosion, while providing cover, shelter, and food for local and migratory birds! Plant in rows or groups as windbreaks, shelterbelts and privacy.

Highly Ornamental trees, they are impressive screening and border plantings or pinpoint Shade Trees over garden beds and seating areas. This unusual, shrubby Oak will give birds what they need, without overtaking your whole garden!

  • Charming Oak & Stays Petite
  • Caterpillar Host Plant - Duskywing, Hairstreak & Imperial Moths
  • Unique White Oak Dwarf Variety
  • Wildlife Love the Sweet Acorns
  • Erosion, Hedges, Shelter, Privacy & Food

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Oak Trees do their very best in full sun but can also tolerate partial shade! Oaks can thrive in some of the worst soil types, as long as they are well-drained.

  • Adaptable & Tolerates Poor, Dry Soils, Clay, Rocky & Sandy Soil
  • Tolerates Alkaline Conditions
  • Mulch Well & Provide Moderate Moisture
  • Prune When Dormant

Petite Oak with loads of character! The Audubon® Native Dwarf Chestnut Oak Tree has all the benefits of a mighty Oak in a small package. Order one or more for your feathered friends today at NatureHills.com!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Dwarf Chestnut Oak Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Quercus prinoides
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter