A medium-sized, evergreen tree with a spreading round crown, but also grows as a shrub.
Full sun and well-drained soil. Hardy in USDA Zone 7.
It is perhaps the most beautiful of all oaks, and an excellent choice for an ornamental tree.
Avg. 20-40' at maturity
Avg. 15-25' at maturity
Male and female flowers borne in separate catkins (monoecious).
Leaves alternate, lanceolate, 2-4 inches long, shiny yellow-green top, white to silvery below
Bark is gray in color, thin with shallow, lighter-colored fissures and narrow ridges.
This species has acorns which are eaten by both squirrels and birds.