The Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii) is a medium-to-large sized oak, reaching a height of 70 feet. The oak does best in well-drained soil and adapts to many different soil types. The chinquapin must be grown in full sunlight. The leaves are 4 to 6½-inches with a dark green coloring, turning yellow-orange to orange-brown in fall. This oak produces 1-inch sweet acorn that will mature in just one season, from October to November. The acorn is favorable to squirrels, black bear, wild turkey and deer. Preferred zones are 4 through 7.
Trees can be ordered as seedlings or super accelerators in quantities of 12 or 24. Trees in 3-gallon containers can only be ordered in packs of 24. Bulk discounts are available - call for pricing. The best time of year to plant your trees varies depending on what zone you are in. However, for most zones the best time to plant is between fall and early spring. Planting your trees in the fall allows the trees to root into ground before the dormant season. When planting trees,the hole needs to be twice as wide as, but not deeper than the rootball. The soil should be level with the top of the rootball.