Deciduous tree with rounded crown of many slender branches ending in very slender pinlike twigs. Native of eastern U.S. from New Jersey to Florida to east Texas.
- Scientific Name:
- Mature Height:
- 50 - 80'
- Mature Spread:
- 35 - 65'
- Narrowly oblong lance shaped light green leaves turning pale yellow in fall. Leaves persist in winter.
- Bears 3/8 - 1/2" nearly round acorns starting at approximately 20 years of age.
- Root System:
- No surface roots.
- Growth Rate:
- Moderate, but depends on site.
- Cultural Notes:
- Adaptable to many soils. Tolerant of poor drainage and hardpan.
- Sacramento Specimen:
- William Land Park, perimeter of parking lot near the golf clubhouse.
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.