Is the dwarf chinquapin pretty much the same tree as a regualar chinquapin oak? I read where the dwarf chiquapin will sometimes produce acorns at 4 ft tall. Does ths hold true for a regular chinquapin oak? Will it cross with a swamp white oak?
Dwarf Chinkapin is much different than the Chinkapin oak tree. The chinkapin oak (Quercus muehlenbergii) is more like our standard White Oak (Quercus alba) that grows into a very large tree, were Dwarf Chinkapin ( Quercus prinoides) is a bush to small oak tree and produces acorns at much earlier ages than Chinkapin. Chinkapin can cross with Swamp White Oak.
So, have you tried to cross Dwarf Chinkapin with a Bur Oak or Swamp White Oak to get Dwarf Chinkapin Oak traits in a larger tree or is their another hybrid that accomplishes the same thing? I was just thinking along the lines of Burgamble, where the Gamble is a smaller oak but hybridized with Bur Oak, it produces sweet acorns on a larger tree at a faster rate
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