Chinkapin Oak Tree Overview
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Beautiful Wildlife Tree Chinkapin Oak

  • Stunning, Wide-Spreading Crown
  • Unique Variety of White Oak
  • Wildlife Love the Sweet Acorns
  • Robust Leaves Feature Smooth, Shallow-Lobed Margins
  • Warm-Toned Fall Colors of Orange, Yellow and Russet Brown
  • Textured Bark Appeals to Kids
  • Naturally Found in Limestone Outcroppings
  • Tolerates Alkaline Soils and Many Other Soil Conditions
  • Long-Lived
  • Valuable Timber used for Furniture and Railroad Ties
  • Versatile Across Much of the United States

These days, more and more American property owners are seeking out the beauty of our native trees. This valuable native Oak is a wonderful way to support your local ecosystem.

Chinkapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii) is a fantastic tree to add for attracting and feeding wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for grouse, turkey, quail and small creatures like chipmunks and squirrels. Even deer adore the sweet acorns of the Chinkapin.

Young trees develop a straight trunk with wonderfully textured bark that draws kids to pat and poke at it. You'll love watching them play underneath its sturdy branches.

This is a magnificent legacy tree native to North America. You'll feel very proud of your superior choice for a responsible shade tree.

Chinkapin is a member of the White Oak group. Some people spell it Chinquapin Oak and you'll hear it called Yellow Oak. Either way—it has those showy, shiny leaves that you love all season long.

Long and leathery, with ornamental wavy edges, Chinkapin's dark green leaves cast a delightfully refreshing shade over you and your family and friends.

Plant on the south or southwest of your home to add property value and eventually reduce your cooling bills. Please give this magnificent tree a large space to grace with its full mature height and spread.

As the nights grow colder, you'll be treated by a rustic display of harvest colors. Sophisticated golden yellow-orange and warm russet-brown more than hold their own as a desirable autumn display.

Once the tree reaches maturity, it starts producing dark brown acorns to the delight of neighborhood squirrels and more. Chinkapin produces this nutritious mast on a periodic cycle.

Plant several Chinkapins if you have the space, and layer in other wildlife plants for a bio-diverse food forest. Nature Hills is so pleased to bring you expertly grown native plants that bring beauty and support animals of all shapes and sizes.

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How to Use Chinkapin Oak in the Landscape

Use a single tree to develop into a magnificent specimen. You'll be passing on a tremendous gift to future generations of tree-lovers.

If you have room, several Chinkapins make an incredible grove. Vary the spacing and scatter them in loose "drifts" for a natural look.

You'll want to create a comfortable experience near your trees. Plan a fire pit nearby, or tuck classic Adirondack chairs in their shade.

On a corporate campus, these trees can add a stately look. Try them with other Oaks, Beeches and Maples for an enthralling display, especially as autumn rolls around.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant in full sun. Chinkapin Oak needs at least six hours of direct sunlight, and would happily bask in full-blast rays all day, every day.

Rugged Chinkapin Oak adapts to nearly any soil. However, the soil must drain quickly after a rainfall. If you have standing water periodically on your planting site, consider the Swamp White Oak.

Like several Oaks, Chinkapin is best transplanted while young. Add a packet of Nature Hills Root Booster while planting, following the directions on the label. It includes mycorrhiza fungi which helps plants to initiate the tiny feeder roots, and increases their access to water and micronutrients.

We do recommend supplying supplemental water for best results. Provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis, especially during the first year. Mulch over the roots, but pull it back away from the trunk.

If needed, prune to correct shape in late winter. Help young trees achieve their potential with thoughtful pruning. Remove crossing branches, and clean up the interior of the canopy.

Even as a young tree, Chinkapin Oak elevates the tone of your space. Over time, you'll be thrilled with its charming impact and so will the local wildlife. Order now!

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

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Chinkapin Oak Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Botanical Name Quercus muehlenbergii
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 50 - 60 feet
Mature Spread 50 - 60 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange
Pollinator Friendly No
When To Prune Late Winter