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Sawtooth Oak

Quercus acutissima

GIS Coordinate:
N40 20.991 W94 52.836

Trail Number:
G22

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Description

Family:
Fagaceae

Foliage:
Leaves simple, alternate, 3-7 inches long with bristle-like teeth. Resembles leaves of chestnut. Yellow to golden-brown fall color

Native Locale:
Japan, Korea, China, Himalaya

Mature Height:
40 to 60 feet

Mature Width:
Variable

Hardiness Zones:
Zone (5)6 to 9

Soil Preference:
Prefers acidic, well-drained soils but is adaptable

Growth Habit:
Dense, broad pyramidal in youth; varying in old age from oval- rounded to broad-rounded with low-slung, wide spreading branches

Rate of Growth:
Medium 32' in 16 years

Disease and Insect:
None serious

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Nut: Acorn cap has long, curving scales, which enclose approximately two-thirds of the nut

Photos

Leaf - Sawtooth OakSummer - Sawtooth OakSummer '08 - Sawtooth Oak