Texas Grown Tree Farm offers container Chinquapin Oak trees for sale to our wholesale and retail customers. The Chinquapin Oak (or Chinkapin Oak), scientifically known as the Quercus Muehlenbergii, is a medium sized oak tree of the white oak family that normally grows 40 to 60 feet tall and features a large circular crown. At around 30 year of age, the Chinquapin Oak will begin to bear acorns which are sweet and edible, and also a favorite of many local wildlife species.
The Chinquapin Oak is an excellent shade tree as well as a low maintenance and long living tree. It is known as a great Oak tree for alkaline soils and is normally found in the the wild on wooded hillsides and in dry rocky soils. It's leaves are reddish to green and turn a shiny dark green at maturity. They can reach 4 to 6 inches long and have saw tooth edges that have a similarity to the leaves of a chestnut, whose nut has been called a chinquapin, hence the derived name.