This easy-to-grow Nuttall oak quercus is perfect for a beautiful, low maintenance shade tree in home gardens.
The Nuttall oak tree is prized for its fall color as well, in mid to late fall its lobed leaves will turn bright red before being shed. The tree will flower in April and May.
The fast growth habit of this tree is magnificent! This vase shaped, fast growing tree is one of our favorite species of oaks and nut trees that grow in North America. It has the same shape as a pin oak with upper ascending branching and lower vertical branches.
Its acorns are a favorite among wildlife such as ducks, deer, and squirrels! The tree’s acorns in it’s upper branches will begin to ripen in autumn in their second year and are dark brown in color. Acorn production will increase year after year.
Growing Oak Trees
The Nuttall is adaptable to a wide range of soil but prefers loamy, well-drained soil and full sun. The oak trees can even tolerate poorly drained areas (it adjusts to wet soil) more than any other red oak cultivar and will grow profusely as a young tree.
The Nuttall Oak growth rate is extremely fast… up to 2-4 feet per year. The Nuttall’s mature size is up to 60 feet tall over 20 years and 80 feet at maturity.
Water thoroughly as a young tree. They have large, extensive root systems that need a regular watering schedule to survive. A slow release fertilizer at the top of the root ball will help with growth.
Grow this oak quercus in United States department of agriculture plant hardiness zones 5-9.
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- Fast growing
- Shade tree
- Showy fall color
- Low maintenance