Type: Deciduous tree
Spread: 50-70 feet
Native Range: Eastern US, statewide in Missouri
Soil: Adaptable, best in medium well drained soils
Water: dry to medium
Sunlight needs: Full sun
Tolerates: good drought tolerance
Landscape use: Shade tree for large lawns and parks, uncommonly cultivated
Brief Description: Medium sized tree with open globular crown, leaves resemble chestnut leaves, also called yellow chestnut oak.
Wildlife Benefits: Acorns are an important source of food for wildlife.
Possible Problems: Chinkapin oak is generally considered to be a low-maintenance, long-lived tree. Oaks are susceptible to a large number of diseases, including oak wilt, chestnut blight, shoestring root rot, anthracnose, oak leaf blister, cankers, leaf spots and powdery mildew. Potential insect pests include scale, oak skeletonizer, leaf miner, galls, oak lace bugs, borers, caterpillars and nut weevils.
Stand out Features: Beautiful deep red fall color.
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