A native oak growing throughout most of Oklahoma and eastward, chinkapin oak is a
rather attractive shade tree that grows 40 to 50 feet high and wide in the landscape.
The tree has a nice medium texture in summer and a medium-coarse texture in winter.
Bark on stems and trunk develop into irregular blocky scales with age and is quite
attractive. Leaves are a glossy, dark yellow-green in summer with varying fall color
of yellow to orangish brown to brown. Chinkapin oak is adapted to various soils, even
alkaline soils; and is quite drought resistant and tolerant of windswept sites.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Prefers well-drained soil
Hardiness: USDA Zone 5-9