Forever Green
Campaign for Northwest
Directory
A-Z Index
 

Shingle Oak

Quercus imbricaria

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.244 W94 53.139

Trail Number:
C18

View Virtual Map

Description

Family:
Fagaceae

Foliage:
Leaves simple, alternate, oblong, 2.5 to 6 inches long; dark green in summer, turning russet-red in the fall

Native Locale:
Pennsylvania to Georgia, west to Nebraska and Arkansas

Mature Height:
50 to 60 feet; can grow 80 to 100

Mature Width:
Equal or greater than height

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4 to 8

Soil Preference:
Prefers moist, rich, deep, well-drained, acid soil; tolerant of drier soils

Growth Habit:
Pyramidal to upright-oval in youth assuming a haystack-shaped to broad-rounded outline in old age, often with drooping, lower, lateral branches

Rate of Growth:
Slow to Medium, 1 to 1 1/2' per year over a 10 to 20 year period

Disease and Insect:
Anthracnose, basal canker, canker, leaf blister, leaf spots, powdery mildew, rust, twig blights, wilt, wood decay, shoe-string root rot, various galls, scales, gypsy moth, yellow-necked caterpillar, pin oak sawfly, saddleback caterpillar, oak skeletonizer, asiatic oak weevil, two- lined chestnut borer, flatheaded borer, leaf miner, oak lace bug and oak mite

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Used for lawn, street, park, golf courses and other large areas.

Photos

Leaf - Shingle Oak Summer - Shingle OakSummer '08 - Shingle OakSummer '08 Bark - Shingle OakSummer '08 Leaf - Shingle Oak