Quercus acutissima

Sawtooth Oak

$135.00 | 15 G | 35 Avail. | $135.00

15 G Weight: 150.0 lb

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Sawtooth Oak is a mid-sized broad-spreading deciduous tree with a rounded crown and corgy ridging on its bark.  The large glossy chestnut like leaves are toothed and fall color that ranges from an attractive golden brown to pale brown.  The inconspicuous flowers are followed by abundant acorns with large spiny cups.  Best grown in full sun and rich, slightly acidic well-drained soils.  Sawtooth Oak has good pest resistance. Do Not Plant in Midwestern states; considered a noxious weed in those areas. --Listed as invasive in Georgia.

Type: 

Tree

Height: 

40’ - 60’

Spread: 

40’ - 60’

Spacing: 

50’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Green

Season of Interest:

Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Chlorosis is common in alkaline or neutral soils.  Oaks are susceptible to a large number of diseases, including oak wilt, blight, root rot, anthracnose, oak leaf blister, cankers, leaf spots, and powdery mildew.  Potential insect pests include scale, oak skeletonizer, leaf miner, galls, oak lace bugs, borers, caterpillars and nut weevils.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasWildlife Gardens Privacy Screen, and Shade Tree.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Dianthus, Goji, Japanese Maple

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