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Quercus muehlenbergii

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
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