Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissima)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 40 - 60 feet
Plant Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Seeds are hydrophilic
Pollinators: Wind


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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 12, 2017 7:31 PM

This oak tree from East Asia is a pretty tree of good quality. My concern is that its large acorns can help the species escape cultivation and it can become another invasive Asian species. I've seen it planted in parks and public places occasionally in the Philadelphia area. Being in parks surrounded by lots of lawn or being in very urban spots probably is not a bad situation. I would prefer to use the similar Shingle Oak, Quercus imbricaria, that is a native species in America.

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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Aug 31, 2013 6:47 PM

Sawtooth Oak has become an invasive species in parts of North America.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Please help, Is this an oak tree? by amateurplanter Aug 25, 2018 7:40 AM 5
chestnut? by piksihk Aug 31, 2013 9:44 PM 5

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