Exposure: Full sun
Growth Rate: Slow
Bloom Time/Color: N/A
Fall Color: Brown/yellow/copper
Uses: Specimen, shade tree, street tree
Tree Shape: Oval, pyramidal
Other: Leaves remain in winter
Shingle oak is a non-traditional oak when it comes to the leaves, but is otherwise an oak in every other aspect. This species is an excellent choice as a shade or street tree due to its ability to withstand periods of drought, wet soils, clay, differences in soil pH, and poor soils. Shingle oak's canopy is covered in oblong, narrow leaves without lobes and are a nice, glossy medium green. Foliage in autumn turns varying shades of brown, yellow, russet, and copper and leaves often will persist on the tree through winter, adding interest and texture against the snow. Acorns mature over a two year period before becoming fodder for wildlife. One of the best oaks for pest resistance.
Quercus imbricaria is an Iowa native.
Deciduous trees are guaranteed for one full year* from date of purchase. For more detailed warranty information, please visit our warranty and returns page.
*Items marked clearance or that are more than 30% off of their original price do not qualify for warranty coverage.