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Chinquapin Oak

Quercus muhlenbergii

Chinquapin Oak, Chinkapin

About This Plant

Sun or light shade; deciduous, with saw-toothed “chinquapin” margins and a rounded canopy that provides terrific shade. Chinquapin oak does well in limestone soils around San Antonio and grows at a moderate rate. It’s moderately resistant to oak wilt.

Origins: Eastern North America, west to Texas

Maintenance

Pruning is always optional. Cuts should only be made at a bud or branch; in general, focus on minimizing dead, damaged, or rubbing branches. As with any tree, remove no more than 25% of the total canopy during any five-year cycle.

Adaptable to any site except very heavy clay soils.

Min. Height: 45'

Max Height: 50 feet'

Min. Width: 35'

Max Width: 45 feet'

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