The southern look-alike for the Pin Oak, native to the lower Mississippi River Valley, but adapts and grows well in many areas. Does not hold its leaves in winter. Acorns are 3/4″ – 1 1/4″ long and covered 1/3 – 1/2 by cap. A fast growing and adaptable oak that should be planted more. The Nuttall is tolerant of wet soils and high pH. Try it instead of Pin Oak!
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
Typical Landscape Use
Establishment and Care Instructions
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