Dwarf Chinquapin Oak

Quercus michauxii


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Dwarf Chinkapin Oak forms a shrub or small tree usually not more than 20 feet tall. It can produce its first crop of acorns at 3-5 years of age. Dwarf Chinquapins is one of the best native shrub oaks. Unlike, many oaks, once it starts bearing, it has a good crop almost every year. It’s acorns are also less bitter and more palatable to wildlife than most other oaks.

Normally found on dry rocky soils associated with oak-pine type forests. Suitable pH- acid, neutral and basik (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

Height 8-15'
Spread 10-15'
Tree Form Central Leader
USDA Zone 5 - 8
Blooms April to May Nuts ripen in October
Drops Nuts October
Soil Sandy, moist - dry, well drained.
Soil pH 5.5 - 7.0
Light Requirements Full sun to semi-shade
Pollination Requires pollinator
Suggested Pollinators White Oak, Swamp White Oak, Sawtooth Oak

Spacing 50' - 60'
Pruning Oaks require minimal pruning. Pruning consists of the removal of dead, diseased, or damaged branches, maintaining size (width) within your landscape
Fertilization Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.
Watering Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.

At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting. 

Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.

Size shipped: 8 – 24 inches

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Alachua, FL

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