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Nuttall Oak

Quercus nuttallii

Trail Number:
C3

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Description

Family:
Fagaceae

Native Locale:
Western Alabama to east Texas and Oklahoma, north to southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois

Mature Height:
40 to 60 feet

Mature Width:
n/a

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 5 to 9

Soil Preference:
Withstand greater diversity of pH; tolerates wet soils

Growth Habit:
n/a

Rate of Growth:
Fast

Disease and Insect:
n/a

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Not distinguished as a species until 1927, is also called red oak, Red River oak, and pin oak. It is one of the few commercially important species found on poorly drained clay flats and low bottoms of the Gulf Coastal Plain and north in the Mississippi and Red River Valleys. The acorn or winter buds identify Nuttall oak, easily confused with pin oak (Q. palustris).

Photos

Summer '08 - Nuttall OakSummer '08 Leaf - Nuttall Oak