sawtooth oak - Fagaceae Quercus acutissima

Foliage

sawtooth oak Foliage

Bark

sawtooth oak Bark

Bud

sawtooth oak Bud

Twig

sawtooth oak Twig

Flower

sawtooth oak Flower

Fruit

sawtooth oak Fruit
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Taxonomy

FamilyFagaceae
GenusQuercus
Speciesacutissima
Common Namesawtooth oak
iTree CodeQUAC

Plant Form

FormTree; broad and rounded
Height60 feet
Spread40 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

FoliageAlternate, simple serrated leaves with bristle-like teeth on each serration tip, dark green in summerLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
BarkDeeply ridged and furrowed, ash brown
BudImbricate, pubescent, grayish brown, almost woolyBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigrounded twigs
FlowerLong, slender golden catkins
FruitLarger, rich brown acorns with medusa-like caps
Fall ColorYellow to golden brown

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min5aMin4.9SoilIntolerant
Max5bMax7.0SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
UnknownUnknownUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska NativeYes Check
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of Origin