Chinkapin oak is a member of the white oak group with chestnut-type leaves that reaches heights of 50-80 feet. Unlike most white oaks, chinkapin oak is tolerant of alkaline soil. Its whitish bark and branch structure create a beautiful silhouette in winter. In summer, dense foliage is appreciated for its shade. In fall, yellow leaves contrast with the nearly white bark. Prefers full sun and adapts to a wide range of soil conditions. Including alkaline soils. Chinkapin oak is somewhat difficult to transplant because of its long tap root. Prefers full sun (minimum of 6 hours direct light daily) in moist, well-drained soil.