Sawtooth Oak is a medium to large deciduous shade tree from Asia. Dead leaves are retained into late fall or early winter, particularly on juvenile plants. Summer foliage is a dark glossy green and growth is rapid for an oak. The seed propagated cultivar 'Gobbler' is a prolific acorn producer used for mast production. This species is increasing in popularity in the nursery trade.
Plant Habit or Use:
Medium tree, large tree
Green to yellow green, females inconspicuous, males in catkins
Small 0.5 to 1.0 in acorn enclosed two-thirds in a cap with recurved scales
35 ft to 45 ft (60 ft)
25 ft to 45 ft
USDA Hardiness Zones:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
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Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas• Region H - Rio Grande Valley
Marginal in USDA zone 5. Trees are floopy growers in youth requiring training to acheive a good tree form. Prone to iron chlorosis on neutral to alkaline soils. Rapid grower for an oak.