- Common Name(s):
- Chinkapin oak
- Poisonous Plants, Trees
Wildlife Value: This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Relatively pest free including a resistance to oak wilt. A long taproot makes it difficult to transplant.
- Evergreen or deciduous trees; leaves alternate and simple, variously shaped in different species; pollen flowers in drooping, elongated clusters; fruit an acorn.
- 40-50 ft.
- 0.7 to 1 in. acorn
- Sun; range of soil types; drought tolerant
- Weakly rounded when young; open rounded crown with age
- Poison Part:
- Acorns (seeds of nuts) and young leaves.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Stomach pain, constipation and later bloody diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination
- Acorns (nuts) are edible after tannins are leached or boiled out. Only collect nuts from areas you know.
- Toxic Principle:
- Gallotannins, quercitrin, and quercitin.
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
- Found in:
- Forest or natural areas; landscape as ornamental and shade trees.
- 40-60 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 3 to 6.5 in. alternate, simple, lustrous green leaves; remains attractive all season; yellow, orangish brown to brown fall color
NCCES plant id: 2168