Zone: 2-8 Specialization: Bushy Growth Rate: Slow but worth the wait. Crop Abundance:Heavy for it’s size. Can Produce In: 3-8 Years Soil Type: Wide Range
Soil Moisture: Well drained to slightly moist.
Height at Maturity: 10′-30′
This might be my favorite oak but certainly one of my favorites! 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. I love that most will carry their leaves through the winter making great late season screening and non-conifer wind breaks. 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. Acorns are small but very sweet and are preferred by many animals especially turkeys and whitetails. 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. Note: This oak is notoriously small, usually seedlings run 3-6″, Seedling Select 6-8″ one year potted 12″ or less. 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.