Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)


Chinquapin Oak

Quercus muehlenbergii

  • Other common name is Yellow Chestnut Oak, Rock Oak, Yellow Oak
  • Considered both a shade and ornamental tree
  • Adapts to many soil conditions
  • A low-maintenance, long-lived tree
  • Acorn is sweet and edible
  • Attracts birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds

Oak trees are large and majestic, and the Chinquapin Oak is no exception! Native to eastern and central North America, Quercus muehlenbergii (botanical name), grows to be a medium to large sized shade tree with a spreading canopy that can block out sunlight, while adding plenty of visual interest and beauty to any landscape. Yellow Oak has shiny dark green leaves, so if you are looking for a fast-growing tree with attractive fall color and plenty of shade coverage in the summer, look no further than this Chinquapin Oak! They are perfect for large lawns and for anyone that desires a beautiful park-like tree. This tree is an ideal family tree that attracts birds, butterflies, hummingbirds, and small wildlife - adding plenty of curb appeal along the way!

Chinquapin Oak trees are drought tolerant once established, with little to moderate water needs. They prefer to grow in a spot with full sun exposure, and they do have a long-life span, so this oak tree can be enjoyed for years to come! Use them in a wildlife habitat or as a shade tree or ornamental tree!

If you want a tree that can provide shade right away, buy as big as you can. At Big Tex Tree Nurseries, we are the growers that have been growing Chinquapin Oak for over 20 years! We have the largest, freshest trees you want, grown and nurtured in our local climate and ready to thrive in your landscape. We do all the work too, so visit any of our nurseries throughout Houston, and our nursery pros will be glad to help you handpick the perfect trees for the perfect spot in your yard. Our professional planting crew ensures the job gets done right!


Easy to grow

Full sun

Shade in the summer, Light in the winter!