An attractive oak with toothed leaves like those of a Chestnut tree. Grows in limestone soils (a rarity amongst oaks). Foliage is green and shiny, turning to yellow-orange in fall. Gray bark and gnarled branch structure on old specimens. New root pruning and fertilization techniques in nursery production have made oaks easier to transplant and have given them faster growth rates.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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