arboretum3

Central Campus Tour


Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
2 – 8
Height:
70 – 80 with a maximum of 100
Spread:
equal or greater than height
Habit:
In youth: weakly pyramidal to oval; At maturity: massive trunk and broad crown with stout branches
Light:
Best in full sun
Soil:
Very adaptable to various soils
Flowers:
inconspicuous, hanging catkins
Fruit:
acorn 3/4 – 1 1/2 long
Landscape use:
Too large for home landscapes; excellent for parks or large areas
History:
Native range is Nova Scotia to Pennsylvania, west to Manitoba and Texas; introduced in 1811
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:
Fringed acorn cup, exceptional size; some display corky ridges on small branches