Bebb's Oak (Quercus x bebbiana)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 50 to 100 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Shade Tree
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

leaves closer up

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Location: Kline Farm in West Chicago, IllinoisDate: 2017-09-07leaves closer up
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Location: Kline Farm in West Chicago, IllinoisDate: 2017-09-07looking at the trunk
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Location: Kline Farm in West Chicago, IllinoisDate: 2017-09-07maturing tree in summer
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Location: Kline Farm in West Chicago, IllinoisDate: 2017-09-07the summer foliage
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 29, 2017 11:59 AM

I found a specimen of oak tree where the leaves did look about equally in between those of White x But Oak, planted near the parking lot of Kline Farm Park, a historical reenactment site of a farm as they were in the 1890's. Possibility Place Nursery in the Chicago area, in Monee, IL, does sell some of this hybrid species of Quercus alba x Quercus macrocarpa, and they say that the leaves vary quite a bit from looking much more like White Oak to looking more like But Oak. They have chosen specimens to sell that are right in the middle. The bark is also in between the two species.

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