Shingle Oak

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Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria)

Shingle Oak has new leaves that unfold red, and change to a glossy green in summer.  This oak makes a large, durable specimen adaptable to dry and wet conditions.  Useful in parks, estates, farms, golf courses, and where a large specimen is needed.  Turns a russet red in fall.  Autumn foliage often persists through winter, and aids in screening.

Mature Height: 50′-60′

Mature Spread: 50′-60′

Zone: 4

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil Preference: Tolerant to a wide variety of soils, and is drought resistant once established.

Nurseryman’s Notes: This oak develops a pyramidal outline in youth, eventually becoming rounded with age.  The leaves of this oak are unlobed and dark green.  This native has a moderate growth rate (18″-24″ per year) in adolescence and slows with age.  Few pest or disease problems and tolerant of tough planting sites.  This tree has hard wood, and will resist wind and ice damage.  Can tolerate acid to higher pH and moist to dry planting sites.

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