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Quercus muehlenbergiiQuercus muehlenbergii

Chinquapin oak, yellow oak, chestnut oak

Photograph(s) by*: UWI KJS

Characteristics

Height: 35-50'
Spread: 35-50'
Flowers: May-Jun.; yellow-green
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; light brown; nut/nut-like
Fall color: yellow-brown

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 6.5-8
Soil type: Loamy

Habitat

rich, moist woods; well drained soils of on uplands sites, limestone outcrops, dry bluffs, slopes

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1390.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004