Height: 60-80'; Spread: 40-60'
Deciduous; pyramidal form in youth, spread as it matures.
Glossy dark green, 3-6" leaves with 5-9 lobes. Lobes have multiple pointed tips.
Insignificant: yellow-tan clusters of flowers in tassels in spring.
1/2-1" acorns in fall or winter.
Young: gray and smooth. Mature: dark gray and furrowed with orange-red.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age.
Drought (once established), clay or loam soil, some shade, medium winds.
- Special Considerations:
Does best in full sun. Acorns and leaves may cause litter. Susceptible to caterpillars and scale.
- Notable Traits:
Native to eastern United States. Does not get mistletoe as much as other oaks.