The Sawtooth Oak tree is an adaptable, aesthetic tree that offers brilliant colors all year around! The botanical name of this oak tree is quercus acutissima and it is native to China and eastern Asia. It is widely planted in many places and has become established in the United States since 1862.
The Sawtooth plant’s leaves turn bright to golden yellow in spring, a dark, rich green in summer and a golden brown in the fall. The Sawtooth oak leaves of this deciduous tree turn an array of colors before falling to the ground in winter.
From an early age, this shady oak tree produces heavy crops of acorns that are large and abundant, and are quite popular with wildlife for food sources. The sawtooth oak acorns can attract squirrels, deer, birds, and many more types of animals to your landscape.
It is one of the first oaks to drop its acorns in the fall and the older the tree gets the more acorn nuts it will produce. Eventually, this productive tree can produce up to 1300 pounds of acorns in 1 year.
Planting Sawtooth Oak Trees
This hardy shade tree is adaptable to a wide range of soils and climate types, and its spreading form offers a luxurious source of shade and privacy wherever it is planted. Not picky on soil conditions but make sure to keep it well watered the first year to establish quickly.
The Sawtooth Oak growth rate is moderately fast growing. Once you plant this oak cultivar this tree grows rapidly – up to 1-2 feet per year. It will grow up to 40 to 60 feet tall at mature size and prefers full sun and loamy, well-drained soil for best results.
This Saw tooth oak cultivar is mildly drought tolerant and transplants easily when young. Best grown across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-9. It is exceptionally cold hardy. Wondering when to plant sawtooth oak trees? The best time to plant this tree (or any tree) is in early spring.
This tree comes in a variety of sizes for you to choose from. These are not Sawtooth oak seedlings. They are fast growing trees and already have established root systems, they are not bare root. Pick the best location as these oak trees get very large and need a permanent spot.
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- Attractive foliage colors
- Shade tree
- Fast growing
- Heavy acorn producer