Quercus nuttallii

Nuttall Oak

Category: Deciduous, Shade Tree | Size: Large | Hardiness Zones: 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 | Fall Color: Yellow , Orange , Red | Growth Rate: Fast | Adaptability: Urban Tolerant, Wet Soil Tolerant
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Symmetry, vigor, and colorful foliage have earned Nuttall Oak (Quercus nuttallii) a place among the most frequently specified oak trees. It is similar to Shumard and Scarlet Oaks in habit and leaf, but Nuttall Oak always drops its leaves clean in the fall. Quercus nuttallii can have nice long-lasting fall color. Because it's a bottomland species, it's tolerant of adverse soil conditions and planting sites. Another excellent urban oak (also look at Q. bicolor, Q. lyrata, Q. phellos).

Category: Large shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 5 to 8
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Very good fall color for an oak; color varies by tree and is either yellow or orange or red
Fruit: Acorns; wildlife food
Bark: Dark gray-brown
Texture: Medium
Shape: Pyramidal in youth; round with age
Mature Size: 40-60' tall by 40-60' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Quercus nuttallii is vigorous & heat tolerant
Native Habitat: Native to states in or bordering the Mississippi River Valley