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Chinkapin Oak

Quercus muehlenbergii

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This large growing shade tree is highly recommended for the Front Range urban area of Colorado. It is water thrifty and tolerates a wide range of soil conditions as well as the difficult extreme weather conditions.One of the more alkaline tolerant oaks, this handsome tree has large sharp-toothed leaves that are a dark yellow-green above with a white cast to the underside. Acorns are usually not produced until trees are very mature.
Hardy to -30°F
Maximum Elevation: 6,500 ft.

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Description This large growing shade tree is highly recommended for the Front Range urban area of Colorado. It is water thrifty and tolerates a wide range of soil conditions as well as the difficult extreme weather conditions.One of the more alkaline tolerant oaks, this handsome tree has large sharp-toothed leaves that are a dark yellow-green above with a white cast to the underside. Acorns are usually not produced until trees are very mature. Hardy to -30°F Maximum Elevation: 6,500 ft.
Deciduous Tree Type Shade Tree
Tree Habit Round, Open Branching
Mature Size (generic) TREE (30-50' Tall) • Average Width
Fall Color Subtle
Features Grown For Attractive Foliage
Flowering Season None
USDA Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7
Water Needs Moderate
Growth Rate Moderate
Light Needs Full Sun
Mature Height 40-50 ft.
Mature Width 40-50 ft.
Name Chinkapin Oak

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