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Sawtooth Oak

Quercus acutissima

Valuable to wildlife

Characteristics:
A fast growing, spreading oak well adapted to summer heat with leaves emerging clear yellow in spring and turning golden in fall.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers full sun and well-drained soil, but tolerates wide range of conditions. Drought tolerant once established.

Uses:
Great shade tree.

Height:
50' at maturity

Width:
50' at maturity

Shape:
Rounded

Flowers:
Male flowers appear as hanging catkins and female flowers are on spikes appearing with the leaves.

Leaves:
Glossy and sharply serrated leaves give tree a clean, crisp appearance. Leaves turn yellow in fall.

Bark:
Ash brown, ridged and furrowed.

Native of China, Japan, Korea, and Himalayas.