Broad, rounded open crowned with stout spreading branches, stout trunk & high branching. Corky branches give it a picturesque appearance. Native of North central and Northeastern U.S., southeastern Canada.
- Scientific Name:
- Mature Height:
- 50 - 80'
- Mature Spread:
- Dark green, 4 - 10" long, 2 - 5" wide, turning yellow or brown in fall.
- Large acorns up to 2" long with fringed or mossy cups. Largest of native oak acorns.
- Root System:
- No large surface roots.
- Growth Rate:
- Cultural Notes:
- Tolerant of varying soils and moisture conditions. Tolerant of urban conditions.
- Sacramento Specimen:
- West side of service drive off L Street in Capitol Park.
- William Land Park, about 30' from Land Park Dr., near the CAN planting.
- 101 Sandburg Drive (young specimen)
Minimum Planting Distances
- from SMUD pad mounted equipment (such as a transformer mounted on a concrete pad): 8 feet
- from a building foundation: 15 feet
- from walks and driveways: 8 feet
- from an air conditioner: 8 feet
- from a fence: 6 feet
- from a utility offset (such as an underground line, pipe or cable): 6 feet
- from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 30 feet
- from a swimming pool: 15 feet
- from a septic system: 15 feet
- between trees*: 25 feet
* To calculate the planting distance between different size trees, add the distances between each species in the column and divide answer in half. Example: the distance between a Red Maple (large tree) and Amur Maple (small tree) is calculated: 25 feet + 15 feet = 40 feet ÷ 2 = 20 feet. The distance between these two different size trees should be 20 feet.