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Quercus nuttallii /Nuttall Oak

Quercus nuttallii  / Quercus nuttallii
Specimen tree in autumn color
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Specimen tree in autumn color

Autumn-colored foliage

Tree adjacent to street and parking lot

Close-up of leaves in late spring

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Scientific Name: Quercus nuttallii
Common Name: Nuttall Oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: This member of the red oak group is an outstanding, long-lived shade tree. It will tolerate a wide range of soil types from poorly drained to well drained ones. It has nice autumn color. The acorns produced no more often than every two years are eaten by wildlife. Acorn production is heaviest every 4 to 7 years, known as "mast" years.