Medium-large oak, broad, open crown with good fall color and a lightly buttressed trunk.
Prefers moist soils, thrives in areas with poor drainage, but also has good drought tolerance. Moderate growth rate.
Excellent shade tree, good source of food for wildlife.
50' at maturity
40' at maturity
Upright spreading, open broadly oval
Inconspicuous, tiny, yellow flowers in 2-3
Alternate, simple leaves 6-8
Thick, dark and deeply furrowed, with lighter colored, scaly ridges.
One of the largest of the red oaks native to the Southern U.S.