Dwarf Chinquapin Oak
Dwarf Chinkapin Oak forms a shrub or small tree usually not more than 20 feet tall. It can produce its first crop of acorns at 3-5 years of age. Dwarf Chinquapins is one of the best native shrub oaks. Unlike, many oaks, once it starts bearing, it has a good crop almost every year. It's acorns are also less bitter and more palatable to wildlife than most other oaks.
Normally found on dry rocky soils associated with oak-pine type forests. Suitable pH- acid, neutral and basik (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.
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Tree Form: Central Leader
Foliage: Deciduous pinnate leaves
Wildlife: Acorns valuable for deer, turkey and other game
Flowers: April to May Nuts ripen in October:
Pollination: need more than 1 trees to pollinate, wind pollinated.
Light requirements: full sun to semi shade
Soil type: Sandy, moist - dry, well drained. pH 5.5-7.0.
Pruning: Pruning consists of the removal of dead, diseased, or damaged branches, maintaining size (width) within your landscape
Hardiness Zone: 5-8