Quercus chapmanii

Chapman's oak


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Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-15 ft    Width: clonal, spreads
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Fall color


Recommended Uses: This is a small clonal oak that can be used in a thicket as a screen.
Propagation: Seed or by division of underground stems.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic


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  • Valued by the Florida scrub-jay for its acorns which are relatively low in tanins
  • Used by woodpeckers and wild turkey
  • Valued by squirrels and other mammals including white tailed deer
Larval host plant for Horace's duskywing (Erynnis horatius), Juvenal's duskywing (Erynnis juvenalois), red-banded hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) and white-M hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album) butterflies; possible larval host for oak hairstreak (Fixsenia favonius).
Native Habitats: Scrub, dunes, scrubby flatwoods, scrubby high pine.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Citations: Larval host information from the Insititute for Regional Conservation (https://www.regionalconservation.org/beta/nfyn/plantdetail.asp?tx=Querchap)