Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Medium in youth, slower with age Weakly rounded in youth, open, rounded crown at maturityMature Height - 40-50' in landscape; 70-80' in wildMature Width - Usually greater than height at maturityLongevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Pendulous yellow-green catkinsFruit - Acorn, subsessile, globose-ovoid or ovoid, .75-1" long, thin capLeaf - Alternate, simple, oblong to oblong -lanceolate, 4-6.5" long, dark green aboveFall Color - Yellow to orangish brown to brownBark - Ashy gray, more or less rough and flakyOther Features - Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Difficult to transplant, prefers alkaline soil in rich bottomlands or dry limestone outcrops. No seed pretreatment is necessary. Many in western Kansas and Oklahoma indicate good drought tolerance. Zone (4)5-7Native Habitat - Vermont to Virginia, west to Nebraska, Mexico, Texas. Introduced 1822Diseases and Insects - None particularly seriousStrength - Attractive in old age; some mammoth specimens are actually inspiring. Large, bold , scaly gray trunks and branchesWeakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Oak.- Other plants of the family Fagaceae.- Other plants of the genus Quercus.- Other plants of the species Quercus muehlenbergii.