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Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
3 – 9
Height:
60 – 100
Spread:
50 – 80
Habit:
Upright-rounded to broad-rounded with wide-spreading branches at maturity
Light:
Best in full sun or partial shade
Soil:
Best in deep, moist, well-drained soils, acid soil preferable
Flowers:
inconspicuous, hanging catkins
Fruit:
sacorn 3/4 to 1 inch long
Landscape use:
Majestic specimen tree, splendid for permanent planting in spacious areas; among the most handsome of oaks
History:
Native range is Maine to Florida, west to Minnesota and Texas, introduced in 1724
Pests\Problems:
Pests: none;  Problems: various types of galls; roots may crack driveway or patio surfaces if planted too close; powdery mildew; canker; anthracnose
Significant Features:
Massive spreading branches that twist with age; variable ashy gray bark often arranged in vertical blocks