“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
The leaves of the this oak are fairly long and narrow and do not have lobes as is typical of the oaks. A relatively fast growing tree with dark green leaves turning gorgeous russet brown and yellow tones in fall. Holds its leaves in winter especially if hit by a hard freeze while still green. Bark is gray-brown with broad, low ridges. Could be the longest lived oak when planted in ornamental conditions. New root pruning & fertilization techniques in nursery production have made oaks easier to transplant and have given them faster growth rates.
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Late (July - frost)
Winter (Nov - Mar)