Boone County Arboretum
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Cultural Details for Quercus acutissima

Common Name:
Sawtooth Oak

Growth Rate:
initially medium 32' in 16 years

Average Mature Height:
40-60'

Average Mature Width:
40-60' variable

Flower Details:
male 3-4" catkins March-April

Fruit Details:
1" acorn, sessile, involucre with spreading recurve scales

Fall Color:
yellow to golden-brown

Bark Details:
corky ash brown; deeply ridged and furrowed

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
none serious

Native Habitat:
Japan, Korea, China, Himalayas; Introduced 1862

Other Features:
One of the fastest growing oaks. New leaves emerge light yellow, turn lustrous green in summer

Culture and Care:
acid, well drained soil; adaptable; like heat

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1220, 1230, 1240, 1250

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu