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Quercus imbricaria
Shingle Oak

Quercus imbricaria
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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.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (3 - 4 years old, seed grown, 80 - 100 cm tall)

  • 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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