Estimated Height at Pickup: 4-5’, 3 gal
A long lived, dry soil oak lovely in both form and fall color. Also provides fairly dense shade, and so is often planted decoratively.
Pollination: 2+ individuals needed.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry
Soil Type: Loam, Silt Loam, Sandy Loam, Clay Loam, Rocky Loam
Bloom Color: -
Bloom Time: May
Fruit: Large acorns mature in their second fall.
Fall Color: Red
Root Type: Taproot
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Like other oaks it hosts a wide variety of insects including multiple hairstreak butterflies, multiple duskywing skippers, dozens of moth species including the cecropia, treehoppers, leafhoppers, wasps, and beetles. Acorns are eaten by many animals including turkey, blue jays, bobwhite, woodpeckers, nuthatches, squirrels, and deer. Mature trees provide valuable habitat for cavity nesters and insect eating birds.
Notes: Takes 25-50 years to produce nuts, and can live 250-500 years. Taproots are less robust than other oaks’, and trees are easier to transplant.