My first experience with them was that they were so small why bother BUT  in 3-4 years when these are 4-5′ tall and producing acorns, you will fall in love the same way I did. Acorns are very difficult to collect because even though these bushes get loaded with acorns everything loves them, making them one of the first oaks we sell out of every year. Add to Cart We like to call chinkapin oaks “mule” oaks, mainly to help us remember the scientific name, but also referring to their hardy nature and tolerance of the poorest of sites. Small, sweet acorns up are up to 1" in size, ripening in September and October. The acorns are small and both deer and turkeys seek them out. Shipping plants with the containers they grew in, soil and all is very tricky plant material to ship. With protection from competition it will grow well on good soil. Consider  the Dwarf Chinkapin Oak on any site  as a part of a food plot program. In other areas it lives on bony ridge tops and shale hillsides where other trees have difficulty growing. Wildlife: Chinkapin oak acorns are enjoyed and preferred by wild turkeys, grouse, white-tailed deer, black bears, chipmunks, squirrels and hogs. Their ability to grow under difficult conditions make them worth the extra effort to get them established on a difficult site. It can live and thrive on sandy ground and shale ground, acid soils where other trees struggle. Chinkapin Oak (Quercus muhlenbergii) Sale Regular price $3.89 Quantity. Acorns are small but very sweet and are preferred by many animals especially turkeys and whitetails. * The acorns of dwarf chinkapin oak are sweet tasting and relished by humans and many kinds of wildlife. Being a dwarf tree leaves it susceptible to being shaded out by taller trees. Mostly found in the Eastern U.S. Habitat: Grows well in dry sandy, rocky or acidic soil. These trees are known to bear acorns in three to four years. Boxes require all 1-2 year potted plants combined to equal 10. Its low growth habit and tendency to be bushy and thick adds cover in open areas. I love that most will carry their leaves through the winter making great late season screening and non-conifer wind breaks. Chinkapin Oak Quercus muehlenbergii This tree should be the top choice for your wildlife plot. Cold Stream Farm supplies Chinquapin Oak trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order. Dwarf Chinkapin is a shrubby/bush to small tree form oak that produces acorns in three to five years from a seedling and it’s usually just 3 making it one of the fastest acorn producing oaks you can grow. Seed is Out of Stock: Fill in the quantity you Need: Button and enter your contact information. This might be my favorite oak but certainly one of my favorites! * The acorns of dwarf chinkapin oak are sweet tasting and relished by humans and many kinds of wildlife. $ 59.00. This is the preferred acorn of white tailed deer, squirrels, chipmunks, turkey and other birds and mammals. Dwarf Chinkapin Oak. Dwarf Chinkapin Oak (Quercus prinoides) $ 35.00. * Dwarf Chinkapin oak can produce acorns at 3 - 5 years. 1 gallon trees are 2′ to 4′ tall Bigger Trees. Cattle will eat the leaves. Characteristics & Attributes. It begins producing acorns at a young age, often when only three or four years old. Another common name for the species is Dwarf Chinkapin Oak. I love that most will carry their leaves through the winter making great late season screening and non-conifer wind breaks. Dwarf Chinkapin Oak, his tough little tree bears acorns at a very young age for an oak tree. One and two-year potted plants must be shipped in boxes of 10 “EXACTLY” 10-20-30-40 etc. * The dwarf chinkapin oak is a large, clonally spreading deciduous shrub or very small tree that typically only grows to 13-20 feet (4-6 m) tall and 13-20 feet (4-6 m) wide. Growth Rate: Slow but worth the wait. Cover, shade and food are all attributes needed in a wildlife habitat. Unlike many oaks, once it starts bearing, it has a good crop almost every year. Soil Moisture: Well drained to slightly moist. Crop Abundance:Heavy for it’s size. Specialization: Bushy Note: This oak is notoriously small, usually seedlings run 3-6″, Seedling Select 6-8″ one year potted 12″ or less. Seed is Out of Stock: Fill in the quantity you Need: Choose the "Check Out "Button and enter your contact information: Sheffield's will email when it arrives:  no payment at this time. * Plants produce a deep taproot and need to be planted out into their permanent positions as soon as possible, in fact seed sown in situ will produce the best trees. It gets its name from its toothed elliptically-shaped leaves, which resemble those of a chestnut tree. These trees are known to bear acorns in three to four years. DWARF CHINKAPIN OAK 10’ USDA Zones 6 to 9 This small tree or shrub makes an excellent choice for wildlife. Soil Type: Wide Range. Please call the Nursery when ordering 3 years and older plants for custom quote freight prices. The acorns are sweet and very attractive to wildlife, particularly deer and turkeys. These oaks are regular bearers of large crops of sweet acorns. This tree should be included every food plot plan. Please select the quantity desired, and we will advise availability and price as soon as possible. Dwarf Chinkapin Oak is one of the best native shrub oaks. BAREROOT HEIGHT 12-­ 24” $2.00 24-­ 36” $4.00 CONTAINER 3 GAL $15.00 These small oak bushes are Ideal for planting around food plots and fruit trees as they will never get big enough to shade them out. * The largest known dwarf chinkapin oak is growing in Richardson County, Nebraska. Dwarf Oak gets approximately 10 ft. tall and can produce acorns in 3 to 5 years. Three-year-old and older plants ship in much bigger boxes, to big for FedEx or UPS and must be shipped on pallets. This is due to box size related issues when packing out your order. Dwarf Chinkapin Oak, Quercus prinoides, is a dwarf version of the Chinkapin White Oak, Quercus muehlenbergii. Zone: 2-8 Seedlings can’t be combined to meet quantities of 10 potted plants. Its acorns are also less bitter and more palatable to wildlife than those of most other oaks. Everything about this species is tough, except their acorns, which are considered a delicacy to wildlife. In prairie regions it is found on sandy and gravelly moraines. Dwarf Chinkapin Oak, his tough little tree bears acorns at a very young age for an oak tree. Seedlings can be shipped in any quantities. Thank you, Sheffield's Seed Co. Inc. ©2020 P (315) 497-1058 8-4pm EST Email: seed@sheffields.com, Policies Shipping Information We Support Resource Center. Can Produce In: 3-8 Years * The dwarf chinkapin oak is a large, clonally spreading deciduous shrub or very small tree that typically only grows to 13-20 feet (4-6 m) tall and 13-20 feet (4-6 m) wide. Dwarf Chinkapin is a shrubby/bush to small tree form oak that produces acorns in three to five years from a seedling and it’s usually just 3 making it one of the fastest acorn producing oaks you can grow. The Dwarf Chinkapin is adapted to difficult growing conditions. Having a reliable annual mast producer growing along natural wildlife  travelways is never a bad thing to have. The acorns are sweet and very attractive to wildlife, particularly deer and turkeys.