Quercus muehlenbergii

chinquapin oak

Fagaceae

wildlife plant  

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 40-60 (70) ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Shade tree.
Considerations: Fallen/falling acorns can be a maintenance issue.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Clay, loam
Soil pH Range: Adaptable.

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Acorns appreciated by squirrels, deer, turkey and other wildlife.
Native Habitats: Mesic calcareous hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B

Other

Other Comments: The range of this species barely makes it into north Florida but extends north to southern Canada.