Quercus muehlenbergii

Chinkapin Oak, Chinquapin Oak

Recalcitrant seeds need refrigeration. Since shipping times are out of our control, we are not liable for seed condition upon arrival.
  • Quercus muehlenbergii

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days , or until radicle emergence
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification 

Looking for a stunning tree that can reach up to 110 ft? Then you'll love Quercus muehlenbergii, also known as the Chinkapin Oak or Chinquapin Oak. This deciduous tree has a rounded crown and thin, flaky bark on the trunk. Its leaves resemble those of the chestnut and chinquapin, giving it its distinctive name. With a native range from Vermont to Mexico, the Chinkapin Oak is rarely a predominant tree, but thrives in association with many other species. It is generally found on well-drained upland soils derived from limestone or where limestone outcrops occur. The acorns mature in about 6 months after pollination and are usually found on short stalks. The scientific name honors Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, a Pennsylvania-based Lutheran pastor and amateur botanist. With its stunning foliage and unique features, the Chinkapin Oak is sure to add beauty to any landscape.

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