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Chinkapin Oak
Quercus muehlenbergii

Chinkapin Oak is an attractive medium to large shade tree suitable for use in much of Texas. Its distinctive saw-tooth leaves, which resemble those of the chinquapin tree found in the eastern U.S., are a rich green, turning yellow to bronze in fall. It grows in the wild on well-drained bottomland soils and limestone hills near water, but it is adaptable to a range of soils and exposures. It is moderate to fast-growing and develops an open rounded crown as it ages.

Hardiness: Zone 5

Exposure: Full sun

Size: Height 50 to 90 feet tall, 20 to 40 feet wide

Care: Seldom troubled by diseases or pests.

For Further Information:

From El Paso to Texarkana: New Texas Superstar Oak Shines in Adaptability
Chinkapin Oak: An Excellent Native Texas Shade Tree

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