Quercus nutt Nuttall Oak 2 in
One of the most adaptable and fastest growing Oak trees for use in residential and commercial landscapes, the handsome Nuttall Oak grows at a rate of up to 3 feet per year. When all grown up it reach 60 feet tall by 50 feet wide, making it a perfect selection for a shade or street tree. The deeply lobed leaves emerge a vibrant green purple that holds well into summer before turning deep green. Fall brings yellow leaves that turn to brilliant orange and/or red. The large and abundant acorns mature over a two-year period and supply food and shelter for birds and small animals. Very low maintenance and easy to grow, the Nuttall Oak grows in well-drained to wet soils including heavy clay. If you have the space for a large shade tree and want an oak, Nuttall is hard to beat!
Shrub Type: Deciduous Tree
Height at Maturity: 40-60'
Width at Maturity: 35-50'
Spacing: 60+ feet for space between trees
Growth Habit / Form: Rounded to Oval
Growth Rate: Fast!
Flower Color: Gold Yellow
Flower Size: Insignificant
Flowering Period: Spring
Flower Type: Catkin
Fragrant Flowers: na
Foliage Color: Spring: Green-Purple | Summer: Green | Fall: Yellow turning to Orange and then Red
Fragrant Foliage: No
Fruit: Yes, nuts that are inedible to humans but other mammals eat them, 1-inch oval acorns with a thin scaly brown cap
Sun Needs: Full Sun to Part Shade; at least 5 hours of direct sun per day suggested
Water Needs: Average
Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Silty
Soil Moisture / Drainage: Moist But Well-Drained to Wet
Soil pH: 5.0 - 7.0, but best in 5.0 to 6.0
Maintenance / Care: Low
Attracts: Small Animals, Birds
Resistances: Deer, Disease, Heat, Insect, Wet Soil
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