Plants By Type
Chinkapin oak (Quercus muehlenbergii), or, as it is often called yellow chestnut oak, rock oak, or yellow oak, prefers alkaline soils on well-drained slopes of the uplands and limestone outcrops, typically in groups with other hardwoods. It rarely grows or numbers enough to be commercially viable for lumber, but the heavy wood is excellent fuel. It has sweet acorns that provide food for birds and small animals. These trees are outstanding and are very easy to grow for everyone. They can grow to become an amazing forty to fifty feet tall and also several feet wide. They thrive when they are grown in full and partial sunlight and also do great in all types of soil conditions. They also do amazing when it comes to surviving harsh weather elements such as high winds and winter storms as well as strong thunderstorms. They thrive when planted in climate zones four through seven. These also make great shade trees to enjoy during the spring and summer when they are covered with gorgeous green leaves. During the fall months, they provide lots of color as the leaves change colors. The acorns that this tree grows is loved by squirrels and chipmunks. The acorns that this tree produces is surrounded by hulls that appear to be covered in tiny hairs as they are growing. The wood of this tree is very dense and is used in lots of projects. These are magnificent trees when they are full grown and adds lots of curb appeal to all lawns where they are planted.