Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)
Chinquapin Oak tree also called Yellow Oak is a member of the white oak family of trees and is a medium sized grower that offers great shade Spring through Summer. These trees are well adapted to many soils, growing in harsh limestone conditions to clay soil types, once established the Chinquapin Oak is very durable. These trees prefer to be planted in full sunlight where they will receive at least 6 hours of full sun. They have a simple leave that is oval or oblong in shape growing to about 6" long by 2" wide and is a deep green color contrasted by a dark brown trunk. The wood is a heavy strong wood that withstands windy conditions well and the trimmed wood can be used for BBQ as well.
Oak trees like the Chinquapin are very versatile trees and can be planted for shade trees, street trees, privacy trees and more. This particular oak is also considered to be a fire wise tree helping to offer a buffer of protection during times of need. All Moon Valley Nursery trees are grown only from our best specimens and cared for by professional nursery pros. Stop in today to any Moon Valley Nursery and allow our nursery experts to help you select the best trees for your yard.
Easy to grow
Shade in the summer, Light in the winter!