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Forest Green Oak

Quercus frainetto 'Schmidt'

Staff Favorite Valuable to wildlife

Characteristics:
Medium-sized, fast-growing oak with outstanding deep green, glossy foliage. Broadleaf deciduous tree with upright-oval habit. The name 'Schmidt' refers to the nursery, J. Frank Schmidt, where it was cultivated in Oregon.

Growing Conditions:
Full sun, drought resistant, is also very adaptable and can thrive in urban environments.

Uses:
Ideal as a focal point in home landscapes. Great tree for wildlife.

Height:
50' at maturity

Width:
30' at maturity

Shape:
Oval upright and symmetrical with bold branches and strong central leader

Flowers:
Small and inconspicuous.

Leaves:
Handsome, large, glossy, leathery, dark green leaves with an intricate patter of lobes and deeply rounded teeth, turning yellow in fall.

Bark:
Ash brown, ridged and furrowed.

Parent is native of southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia. Cultivar developed in Oregon.