- Fall leaves yellow-orange to orangish-brown
- Acorns make great wildlife food
- Light ashy gray bark
- Adapts to many different soils
- Grows 40' to 50' high with similar spread
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, CA, FL, HI, LA, OR
Zones 4 - 7
The Chinkapin Oak can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Chinkapin Oak falls into the following type(s): Ornamental Trees, Shade Trees
40' - 50' High
The Chinkapin Oak grows to be 40' - 50' feet in height.
50' - 60' Spread
The Chinkapin Oak has a spread of about 50' - 60' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This oak does well in full sun.
The Chinkapin Oak grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wet, wide range, clay soils.
This oak has rounded shape.
The Chinkapin Oak is adaptable to many soil conditions and handles alkalinity very well. As it matures it becomes a magnificent specimen and a conversation piece.
Chinkapin oak acorns are at the top of the food preference list for wild turkeys, grouse, whitetail deer, black bears, chipmunks, squirrels, and hogs. Cattle will eat the leaves.
The Chinkapin Oak is sometimes called yellow chestnut oak, rock oak, or yellow oak. Early pioneers used its straight wood to make thousands of miles of fences in the states of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Later on the trees were used to fuel the steamships that ran from Pittsburgh to New Orleans. It was also used as railroad ties for the new railroads that crisscrossed the Midwest.
The Chinkapin Oak tolerates wet sites, but does best in well-drained areas that do not experience severe drought.
The leaves of the Chinkapin Oak are yellow-green in summer, and yellow-orange brown to brown in fall.
The blooms are insignificant and brown in color.
The Chinkapin oak blooms in May and early June..
The Chinkapin Oak produces one-inch round acorns.
A worthy specimen for larger lawns, estates, or parks. A medium to large-size oak with 4"-6 1/2" glistening dark green leaves in summer turning yellow-orange to orangish-brown in fall. Produces 1" sweet acorns that mature in a single season. The acorns are at the top of the food preference list for many wildlife species. The bark is an ashy, light gray that breaks into narrow, thin flakes. As this species matures, it becomes a magnificent specimen and a conversation piece. Grows 40'-50' high with a similar spread under landscaping conditions, becoming 70'-80' high in the wild. Does best in well-drained soil and adapts to many different soil types. Grow in full sun. (Zones 4 to 7)
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Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.