A magnificent round-headed deciduous tree in maturity. Native to the Caucasus region and Iran.
- Scientific Name:
- Mature Height:
- Mature Spread:
- 7 1/2" x 3", oblong or narrowly oval with sharply pointed teeth. Dark glossy green above, minute gray down beneath. Fall color is usually yellow.
- Inconspicuous catkins appear with new leaves.
- Acorns to 1 1/2" long, ripen in the second year.
- Root System:
- No large surface roots.
- Growth Rate:
- Fast growing with regular watering.
- Cultural Notes:
- Adaptable to many soils. Drought tolerant.
- Sacramento Specimen:
- Davis Arboretum has specimen over 40 years old.
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.