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Cultural Details for Quercus imbricaria

Common Name:
Shingle Oak

Growth Rate:
slow to medium 1.5-2' per year over 10-20 years

Average Mature Height:
50-60' to 100' in the wild

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
monoecious; staminate catkins pendant, clustered; pistilate solitary

Fruit Details:
0.62" acorn, capped

Fall Color:
yellow-brown to russet-red

Bark Details:
gray brown, close, low ridges, shallow furrows

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
anthracnose, leaf scorch, cankers, leaf spots, powdery mildew,rust, wilt, decay, shoe-string root rot, galls, scales, saddleback caterpillar, oak skeletonizer, bores, miners, mites

Native Habitat:
Penn. to Ga. west to Nebr. and Ark.

Other Features:
Does well in the midwest. National champion 104' x 68' in Cincinnati

Culture and Care:
moist, rich, deep, well drained, acid soil; full sun

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1280, 1469, 1570, 1580, 1590, 2314, 2539

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.