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Quercus acutissima/Sawtooth Oak

Quercus acutissima / Quercus acutissima
Specimen lawn tree that is relatively fast growing
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Specimen lawn tree that is relatively fast growing

Acorns and frilly caps on green acorns

Foliage showing the soft spines on the margins of the leaves

Foliage and acorns soon after a killing frost

Tree holds foliage for a considerable period of time after first killing frost

Foliage after first killing frost

Oak branches with attached acorns silhouetted against a blue Missouri sky

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Scientific Name: Quercus acutissima
Common Name: Sawtooth Oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: This drought tolerant tree from China is a clean, pest free species that makes an excellent shade tree. Has an upright pyramidal form when young and becomes round to oval as it ages. Makes large acorns which are source of food for wildlife.