Quercus imbricaria (Shingle Oak)
Oak trees are valued for their size, longevity and ability to grow into a statuesque tree. Their size makes them excellent trees to use for providing shade and screening of undesirable views. Municipalities favor oaks for use in parks, public spaces and street trees. The various species offer a wide range of foliage sizes, shapes and fall colors. The acorns they produce provide a valuable food source for wildlife and also vary in size and shape. Most of the oak species offered are very site adaptable and fast growing.
The Shingle Oak has great dark green glossy foliage that holds up well during our hot summers. The foliage in the autumn is more of a red to brown color and much like the Pin Oak they hold on to their leaves through most of the winter. Good for urban planting. It is also a long lived native Oak for us.
Growth Rate: Slow, to medium. Form: Pyramidal . Height: 50 – 60′. Spread 50 – 70′. Exposure: Full sun to partial shade.