Common Name: Chinquapin Oak
Botanical Name: Quercus muehlenbergii
Bloom Description: Monoecious (having male and female flowers on one plant), hanging, and yellow-green in color.
Garden Uses: Chinquapin Oak is a medium-sized tree, growing 40-50’ tall with a greater spread of 50-60’. It is weakly rounder in youth, but matures to an open, rounded canopy.
Wildlife Benefits: The acorns are browsed by deer, black bear, squirrels, wild turkey, and several species of ducks.
Leaf Type: Leaves are oblong and 4-6” long and 2-3” wide. Color changes from a yellowish-green in the summer to an orangish-brown in the fall. Leaves have 8-13 pairs of lateral veins.