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Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
6 – 9
40 – 60
30 – 40
Rounded pyramidal
Best in full sun
No special soil requirements
hanging catkins
short-stalked, 1/2 long, round acorn
Landscape use:
Used as a street tree in many cities in the South; good choice for residential landscapes
Native range is Coastal Plain and Piedmont from southern New Jersey to Florida, east to Texas and southeast Arkansas
Significant Features:
Rapid growth rate; may not lose all leaves in the South


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Arboretum Consultant

Michael A. Dirr

Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

Arboretum Consultant

Richard C. Webel

Richard C. Webel is managing director of Innocenti & Webel LLC, a renowned firm that specializes in architecture, landscape architecture and strategic planning. He collaborated on A Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel, published by Harvard University in 1997. In addition to presenting lectures throughout the United States, he has also appeared on CNBC and CNN.