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.
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.