shingle oak - Fagaceae Quercus imbricaria

Foliage

shingle oak Foliage

Bark

shingle oak Bark

Bud

shingle oak Bud

Twig

shingle oak Twig

Fruit

shingle oak Fruit
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Taxonomy

FamilyFagaceae
GenusQuercus
Speciesimbricaria
Common Nameshingle oak
iTree CodeQUIM

Plant Form

FormTree: pyramidal or oval crown
Height60 feet
Spread40 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagelong and narrow (lanceolate or oblong), wavy edge, not lobed, pale green under side slightly hairy (pubescent); can persist in winter (marcescent)Leaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkbrown/gray, narrow ridges becoming broader with shallow fissures with age
Budsharply pointed terminal and lateral buds with overlapping scales (imbricate), brown, slightly hairyBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigslender, current year green, smooth with a slight angle
Flowermale and female on the same tree (monoecious)
Fruitacorn on a short stem with thin bowl-like cap covering 1/2 of nut
Fall Coloryellow-brown, brown-red

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min4aMin4.5SoilLow
Max8bMax6.0SprayLow

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantModerateNo

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States
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