Chinkapin Oak, Yellow Oak
Vermont to Virginia, west to Nebraska, Mexico and Texas
Quercus muehlenbergii, Chinkapin Oak, is a 40 to 50 foot tall tree with an open, rounded crown at maturity.
Needs calcareous soils, heavy limestone deposits drier, rocky areas and full sun.
Fine specimen but no single attractive feature; just nice in old age to have in the landscape
Lustrous dark green in summer. Alternate, simple, oblong-laceolate, small sinus lobes
Buds are small, clustered, red and imbricately scaled.
Reddish-gray and scaled but not deeply furrowed.
Insignificant, yellow-green, blooms in April.