Chinquapin Oak - Quercus muehlenbergii

  • $ 2700

Features: This native oak has unusual unlobed leaves. Relatively fast growing and attractive to several butterflies: Hairstreaks, Duskywings, and Skippers. Many moth caterpillars eat the foliage.

Light: Prefers full sun

Soil: Medium to dry medium soil containing loam, clay or glacial till

Height: 40-90 feet

Width: 50-60 feet

Blooms: April

See more information and photos at: Illinois Wildflowers and USDA Plant Database

Photo credit: First, Sally and Andy Wasowski, Ladybird Johnson Wildlife Center; Second: Possibility Place