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Quercus imbricaria

Shingle Oak

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Quercus imbricaria (Shingle Oak)

The leaves of this oak do not have typical oak lobes, but instead are fairly long and narrow. The leaves are dark green and turn a gorgeous russet brown and yellow in fall. If a hard frost occurs while this oak is still green, it will hold its leaves in the winter. The bark is a gray-brown with broad, low ridges.

Additional Information:


Height
50-60 Feet

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Spread
50-70 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia), River Birch (Betula nigra), Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans), Washington Hawthorn (Crataegus phaenopyrum), Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FAC-

Nature Attracting

Beneficial Insects
Songbird

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Winter (Nov-Mar)

Soil Moisture

Average
High
Moderate

Special Features

Nuts

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Cover
Food/Small Animals
Food/Birds
Nesting