The sawtooth oak is a hardy and faster growing oak tree variety. This large shade tree makes an excellent specimen for the yard with seasonal interest. In the spring you will get long, goldish-yellow catkins that emerge along with the foliage. The thin oval leaves open as a bright yellow color, then change to a dark green in the summer, and a yellow color in the fall. This tree is a little smaller with a rounded, full spread at maturity that is visually appealing. Although this tree is not a native oak its abundant production of fall acorn is popular with wildlife.
|Foliage Color:||Golden yellow in the spring to dark green in the summer|
|Genus & Species:||Quercus acutissima|
|Mature Height:||40 to 60 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||40 to 60 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable, but prefers moist, but well draining soil that is acidic and rich in organic matter|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun|
|Zone:||5 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.