A massive and majestic, long-lived and beautiful oak with year-long interest. A dominant tree in many Missouri woods, with round-lobed leaves and smooth, medium-sized acorns. Foliage color is pinkish-white when emerging, opening to a medium green in summer, brown to various shades of wine red in fall. May hold leaves until early winter. Bark is ash-gray and scaly. A durable and long-lived tree. New root pruning and fertilization techniques in nursery production have made oaks easier to transplant and have given them faster growth rates.
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