Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days , or until radicle emergence
Germination: sow 1" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification
Introducing the Quercus prinoides Dwarf Chinkapin Oak – a small, deciduous shrub or tree that grows up to 13-20 feet tall and wide. This oak is native to Eastern and Central North America, ranging from New Hampshire to the Carolinian forest zone of southern Ontario and eastern Nebraska, south to Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. The acorns of Dwarf Chinkapin Oak are delicious, making it a favorite among wildlife and humans alike. With a deep taproot, the best trees are grown from seed sown in situ and planted into their permanent positions as soon as possible. This species starts producing acorns in just 3-5 years and maintains its stunning ornamental value through its unique habit of clonal growth. To get started on your Dwarf Chinkapin Oak today, visit us and witness the beauty and wonder of this uniquely American plant species.