sawtooth oak
Quercus acutissima
  • LEAVES: alternate, simple, deciduous; oblong, 5-7”; serrate with bristle tips at end of each vein; dark glossy green, turns brown in fall and is persistent through much of the winter
  • FLOWER: monoecious, catkins
  • FRUIT: acorn, 1-inch diameter, fringed cap, often found on young trees
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  • FORM: medium-sized tree, 50 feet tall and 1-2 foot dbh
  • HABITAT: well-drained to sandy sites
  • RANGE: native of China; will grow in much of the eastern US
  • USES: ornamental; commonly planted for wildlife mast; produces regular crops of acorns at an early age (<7 years old)
  • Best Recognition Features:
    1. oak with olong leaves with bristles
    2. large acorn with fringed cap