The Sawtooth Oak is an attractive and durable shade tree that adapts to a wide range of soil and climate conditions. The leaves add to the visual interest – opening a brilliant yellow in the spring, turning dark green in summer, and yellow to brown in the fall. Its wide-spreading habit also provides great shade.
The native habitat of the Sawtooth Oak tree is Japan, Korea, China, and the Himalayan Mountain range. The tree was introduced to America in 1862. This oak probably derives its name from the distinctive sawtooth-edged leaves it produces.
Sawtooth Oak features simple, obovate-oblong to oblong leaves that are 3.5”-7.5” long with bristle-like teeth terminating the 12-16 parallel veins. Produces slender gold catkins that are 3”-4” long and typically appear with the emerging leaves in late March or early April. Yields oval acorns that are 1” long and quite popular with wildlife.
- You are purchasing one Sawtooth Oak Tree planted in a 1 Gallon Pot
- Shade tree with a spreading canopy capable of blocking sunlight
- Transplants easily
- Grows in a pyramidal shape which rounds out over time
- Note: Images are of mature plants
- Botanical Name: Quercus acutissima
- Mature Size (H x W): 40’-60’ x 40’-60’
- Soil: Grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained and clay soils. It has some drought tolerance
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Characteristics: Pyramid in shape, with green leaves in summer and copper or red leaves in Autumn; Blooms April-May
- Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast
- Suggested Uses: Ornamental, shade, specimen, accent plant
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