Quercus chapmanii

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Chapman's Oak


Plant Specifics

Size:3-15 ft tall.  Has multiple stems forming thickets.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Deciduous. Blooms in spring. Acorns mature in one season.
Habitats:Scrub, dunes, scrubby flatwoods, scrubby high pine.


Recommended Uses:This is a small clonal oak that can be used in a thicket as a screen.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).



Valued by the Florida scrub-jay for its acorns which are relatively low in tanins

Used by woodpeckers and wild turkey

Valued by squirrels, racoons and other mammals including white tailed deer

Larval host plant for Horace's duskywing Erynnis horatius), Juvenal's duskywing (Erynnis juvenalois), red-banded hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) and white-M hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album) butterflies; possible larval host fof oak hairstreak (Fixsenia favonius).