Quercus acutissima

(Sawtooth Oak)


$795.00


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Quercus acutissima, commonly called sawtooth oak, is a medium sized deciduous tree. It typically grows 40-60’ tall with a broad-spreading, rounded crown. Gray to black bark develops corky ridging with age. It is native to China, Korea and Japan. Insignificant monoecious yellowish-green flowers in separate male and female catkins appear in spring as the leaves emerge. Fruits are oval acorns (to 1” long), with spiny, scaly cups that extend to approximately 2/3 the acorn length. Acorn crops can be quite abundant and are an important source of food for wildlife. Oblong to lance-shaped, chestnut-like, glossy dark green leaves (to 7” long) have bristle-tipped marginal teeth at the terminal point of each parallel vein. Fall color is variable, ranging from an attractive golden brown to undistinguished pale brown.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Description

Best grown in rich, humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Adapts to a wide range of soils. Tolerant of heat and humidity. First respectable crops of acorns may occur as early as 10 years.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Sawtooth Oak

Botanical Name

Quercus acutissima

Container/Amount

300 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

40 to 60 ft.

Width

40 to 60 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Berry Color

acorn

Fall Color

golden bronze

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