Chinkapin Oak

Quercus muehlenbergii

A stout, relatively small shade tree, the chinkapin oak has dark-green, toothed leaves and yellow to orange fall color. If planted with sufficient space, its broad low base of branches will provide excellent cooling summer shade.

Size and Light Requirements

A sun-loving tree valued by wildlife, the chinkapin oak typically reaches 40 feet in height in 40 to 60 years.

Plant This Tree

This tree is available through our residential planting program, RiverSmart Homes. You can also get up to $100 back for planting this tree yourself through our tree rebate program.

Find Another Tree

All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.

Photo Credits

Mary PK Burns, Vojtěch Zavadil, Tom Potterfield, Brett_Hondow