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; width — 20 to 40 feet wide

Bloom time: March to May

Care: Seldom troubled by diseases or pests

For further information: Chinkapin Oak: An Excellent Native Texas Shade Tree