Sawtooth Oak Tree

Product Description

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. 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. It can attract squirrels, deer, birds, and many more types of animals to your landscape.

Oak Tree Care

This hardy shade tree is adaptable to a wide variety of soil and climate types, and its spreading form offers a luxurious source of shade wherever it is planted.

The Sawtooth Oak growth rate is moderately fast. Once you plant this oak cultivar this tree grow rapidly – up to 1-2 feet per year. It will grow from 40 to 60 feet tall at maturity and prefers full sun and loamy, well-drained soil for best results.

This oak cultivar is mildly drought tolerant and transplants easily. Best grown across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-9. It is exceptionally cold hardy.

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. Pick the best location as these oak trees get very large. Not picky on soil conditions but make sure to keep it well watered the first year.

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Botanical Name

Quercus acutussima

Sunlight Full Sun
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 40-60 ft
Mature Width 40-60 ft
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Attractive foliage colors
  • Shade tree
  • Fast growing
  • Heavy acorn producer

Shipping Info

Once your Sawtooth Oak Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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  1. Bobby Ray

    This Sawtooth oak tree was a gift and I couldn’t be happier. I had no idea how to plant this massive tree so I called up Perfect Plants and the customer service team gave me great insight. Thank you for your help.

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