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Quercus imbricaria

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(Shingle Oak) Native to eastern North America, Quercus imbricaria is a medium sized, vigorous tree with long narrow, unlobed leaves.

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Native to eastern North America, Quercus imbricaria is a medium sized, vigorous tree with long narrow, unlobed leaves. These leaves are glossy, dark green in spring and summer turning shades of golden-yellow and purple in autumn before falling. Established specimens have smooth greyish-brown bark which were used by early settlers for shingles on roofs (hence the common name of 'Shingle Oak').

Handsome tree suitable for larger gardens, woodland & parkland areas.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
  • Habit: Quercus imbricaria grows to be a medium sized to large tree, pyramidal when young with a more rounded crown once mature.
    • Height: 15 - 20 m (50 - 65 ft)
    • Spread: 10 - 12 m (32 - 40 ft)
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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall), Tree - Large (over 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large, Rare and Unusual

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