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Oak Descriptions

Bur

  • Quercus macrocarpa
  • Slow growing drought tolerant shade tree
  • Acorns appear in late summer
  • Brown fall color
  • Height 60'
  • Spread 45'

Columnar English

  • Quercus robur 'Fastigiata'
  • Slow growing tree with upright shape
  • Dark green foliage
  • Acorns appear in late summer, brown in fall
  • Height 50'-60'
  • Spread 10'-15'

Crimson Spire

  • Quercus robur x Q. alba 'Crimscilmid'
  • Columnar shape, tighly fastigiate
  • Kark green to bluish-green foliage
  • Rusty fall color, keeps leaves in winter
  • Height 45'
  • Spread 15'

English

  • Quercus robur
  • Slow growing with dark green foliage
  • Acorns appear in late summer
  • Brown fall color
  • Height 40'-60'
  • Spread 30'-40'

Gambel

  • Quercus gambelli
  • Native tree/shrub with green foliage
  • Fall color yellow, orange and red
  • Height 15'-20'
  • Spread 6'-12'

Northern Red

  • Quercus rubra
  • Faster growing oak
  • Orange to bright red fall color
  • Height 40'-50'
  • Spread 35'-40'

Regal Prince

  • Quercus x 'Regal Prince'
  • Glossy, bright green foliage
  • Bark is similar to White Oak
  • Columnar form and mildew resistance
  • Height 45'
  • Spread 18'

Shumard

  • Quercus shumardii
  • Upright spreading, broadly oval form
  • Dark green foliage, red fall color
  • Thrives in moist acidic soil
  • Height 50'
  • Spread 40

Swamp White

  • Quercus bicolor
  • Dark green foliage with white underside
  • Yellowish-brown to red fall color
  • Likes clay soil and tolerates high moisture
  • Height 50'-55'
  • Spread 40'-45'