SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: BioPark Botanic Garden - Albuquerque, NM, Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX, The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL and San Antonio Botanic Garden - San Antonio, TX
Branches don't droop, and resist breakage.
Native to Southern and Eastern United States.
Additional Common Names
CHINQUAPIN OAK, YELLOW CHESTNUT OAK
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 40 - 50 feet.
Width: 50 - 60 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.
Leaves Ovate, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Green. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Acorn, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Edible and Wildlife use it.
Bark White to Gray, Blocky or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 12 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Buffer Strip, Shade Tree or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Quercus muehlenbergii Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 9, 2020.
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