Quercus muehlenbergii

Nederlandse naam: Eik.

Bladkleur: donkergroen.
Bloemkleur: geel.
Hoogte: 7,00 m - 9,00 m.
Bloeitijd: J F M A M J J A S O N D.
Groeivorm: opgaand.
Entplaats: zaad.
Leverbaar: uit volle grond - met kluit.

Toepassing en gebruik: vruchten - geurend - zeewindbestendig - bladplant - bloemschikken - snoeibaar - bijenplant - herfstverkleuring.

Licht: zonlicht - halfschaduw.
Bodem: weinig eisend.
Vochtigheid: vochthoudend.
Zuurtegraad: neutraal - licht zuur.

Omschrijving: Gele Kastanjenoot-eik, jonge scheuten roodbruin, langwerpig getand blad / Herfstkleur! Chinkapin oak is a medium size deciduous tree in the white oak group (i.e., leaves lack bristle tips and acorns mature in a single season). Chinkapin oak normally gets 60-80 ft (18.3-24.4 m) tall with a clean, straight trunk and a narrow, rounded crown. The bark is light ashy gray and broken into thin, narrow flakes. The coarsely toothed leaves are 4-7 in (10.2-17.8 cm) long, and relatively narrow, just a third to a half as wide as they are long. They resemble the leaves of chestnut. Leaves are yellowish green in summer, turning yellow-brown or red in fall. The acorns are 0.5-1 in (1.3-2.5 cm) long but usually less than 0.75 in (1.9 cm). They are enclosed for almost half their length in a scaly cup that has hairs on the scales, these creating a fringe along the margin of the cup. The acorns are sweet and edible, and mature in a single season. Near the northern limits of its range, chinkapin oak often grows as a shrub.