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The chinquapin oak grows to become a beautiful, tall, slender shade tree 40 to 60 feet high. Photo by Don Glentzer.


Chinquapin Oak

Quercus muhlenbergii

The chinquapin oak is a beautiful tree with leaves that give it a dark, glossy look over time.

This oak is adaptable to a wide range of soils. It prefers well drained soils as the tree matures, exfoliating bark adds character. It does well is sun or partial shade.

It’s also commonly called chinkapin oak, chestnut oak, yellow chestnut oak, rock chestnut oak, rock oak, and yellow oak.


These handsome, dark, glossy leaves provide a regal quality to this statuesque specimen. Photo by Don Glentzer.