Type: Deciduous tree
Spread: 50-60 feet
Native Range: Northeastern North America, North, central, and eastern Missouri
Ideal Site Requirements:
Soil: average acidic soil
Water: medium to wet
Sunlight needs: full sun
Tolerates: wet soil
Landscape use: street tree, lawn tree, wet low ground sites
Brief Description: Very adaptable medium sized tree with a broad rounded crown and short trunk, leaves are dark shiny green above and silvery white beneath.
Wildlife Benefits: Acorns are eaten by wildlife.
Possible Problems: Generally a durable and long-lived tree, but is susceptible to a large number of potential diseases and insect pests, including anthracnose, canker, leaf spot, rust, blight, galls, caterpillars, borers, leaf miners, oak lace bug and oak mite. Chlorosis (yellowing of the leaves while the veins remain green) often occurs when soils are not properly acidic.
Stand out Features: Adaptable to most sites.
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