SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Native to Southeastern and Midwestern United States.
Additional Common Names
SHINGLE OAK, NORTHERN LAUREL OAK
Conical or Rounded Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 40 - 60 feet.
Width: 40 - 60 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Leaves Ovate, Green, Gold or Red, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Brown. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Acorn, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Wildlife use it.
Bark Brownish Gray, Furrowed or Ridged.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 10, 14 - 16 and 18 - 21.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun.
Wet but Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Insect Galls, Borer and Oak Slugs, Armillaria and Powdery Mildew.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Shade Tree or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Quercus imbricaria Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/quercus-imbricaria >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI