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Quercus muhlenbergii (Chinquapin Oak)

Quercus muhlenbergii
Chinquapin Oak

Native to west Texas, this deciduous tree has large oval green leaves with wavy margins. In the fall, the leaves turn orange to bronze. This oak grows more rapidly than other species in the low deserts, to about 30 feet tall and wide. It does not seem to experience leaf scorch in the summers. Plant in full sun and welldrained soils. It also thrives in lawn areas. This oak is extremely cold-hardy, to -20° F. USDA Zone 5.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 5 (-20° F)
Flower Color Inconspicuous
Flower Season Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Moderate, Slow
Height 40 (ft)
Spread 40 (ft)
Spacing 30' (ft)
Characteristics Great Foliage
Attracts Birds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Cold, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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