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SAWTOOTH OAK
Quercus acutissima

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Photo Locations: Cohn Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA, Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Attractive, large, deciduous tree.

Native to Himalaya, China, Korea, and Japan.

Family: Fagaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Rounded or Umbrella Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 35 - 65 feet.

Width: 30 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Oblong, Medium to Dark Green, Bronze or No Change, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown or Mostly Green Acorn, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.

Bark Black or Dark Gray, Furrowed or Ridged.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 7 - 9 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy and Poisonous Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds and Squirrels.

Not Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Quercus acutissima Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 11, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/quercus-acutissima >

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