Chinkapin Oak, Yellow Chestnut Oak, Yellow Oak, Chestnut Oak, Chinquapin Oak Quercus muehlenbergii
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Chinkapin Oak, Yellow Chestnut Oak, Yellow Oak, Chestnut Oak, Chinquapin Oak
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Growing Info, follow in order:
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.
In a Nutshell:
* It is a deciduous tree reaching 30 m tall (exceptionally up to 50 m), with a rounded crown and thin, scaly or flaky bark on the trunk. The name comes from the resemblance of the leaves to those of a chestnut or chinquapin.
* Quercus muehlenbergii, (its scientific name often misspelt muhlenbergii) is native to eastern and central North America, ranging from Vermont west to Wisconsin and south to South Carolina, western Florida, New Mexico, and northeastern Mexico from Coahuila south to Hidalgo.
* Chinkapin oak is generally found on well-drained upland soils derived from limestone or where limestone outcrops occur.
* It is rarely a predominant tree, but it grows in association with many other species. It is a component of the forest cover type White Oak-Black Oak-Northern Red Oak .
* The scientific name honors Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg (1753–1815), a Lutheran pastor and amateur botanist in Pennsylvania . more...
* Chinkapin oak can be separated from Q. prinoides on the same site by its single stem and sparse acorn production. more...