This medium-sized shade tree has beautiful rounded leaves more closely resembling a laurel than an oak.
Ideally moist, well-draining and acidic soil
As you might guess from the name, its wood was used for shingles at one point
60' at maturity
70' at maturity
catkins in mid-spring that are the golden male flowers
simple, non-lobed leaves with entire margins
moderately ridged and shallowly furrowed with age
This tree is the only common oak variety in the Midwestern U.S.