Want the majestic presence and shade coverage if an Oak, but don’t want to wait 50 years? The Sawtooth Oak, an Asian Oak that has been grown in the U.S. since the mid 1800’s, fills the bill! It grows at the rapid pace of 2 to 3 feet a year, and can reach 30 feet in 15 years. With a mature size of 40 to 60 feet tall and wide, it is one of the smaller Oaks, which means you can enjoy the majestic presence of an Oak even in today’s limited-space yards!
Its spreading habit creates a wide canopy of cooling shade. This fast-growing tree starts out with a pyramidal shape, but it matures to a broad, rounded canopy that is very attractive. The leaves are dense, even on a young tree, and it can be 10 to 15 degrees cooler in its shade than in the blazing sun!
Beautiful, bright foliage is a plus! New leaves emerge a bright yellow-green, darken to lustrous mid green in summer, and then turn rich gold and russet in the fall. They have distinctive toothed edges, inspiring the tree’s common name, and persist over winter on younger trees, providing shelter to birds and sculptural interest to the garden.
A great tree for wildlife, too! Wildlife enthusiasts like this Oak because of its heavy crop of acorns, which ripen almost a month earlier in the fall than other Oaks. This fills in a period when food is scarce, so squirrels, red-headed woodpeckers, blue jays, pigeons, and any game birds in the vicinity, like wild turkeys, will flock to your tree. In as little as 6 to 8 years, you will start to see acorns in the fall, rather than the 20 to 30 years it takes other Oaks.
This tough tree is untroubled by diseases, drought or pollution! Strong and adaptable, it makes a stately, carefree shade tree in your yard, lining a long drive or along a street. Plant about 20 to 30 feet from your house or pavement and enjoy your shade tree in a remarkably short time!
Growing Zones: 5-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
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|It's Easy to Plant your Sawtooth Oak
Specific Directions for Sawtooth Oak
Easy to grow and very adaptable as to soils, even clay, as long as drainage is good. It appreciates regular watering the first season or two until it is well rooted in. Once established, it will grow fast even without irrigation, and it performs well despite heat, humidity and drought. Best in full sun.
|Step 1 - Dig Your Hole
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Sawtooth Oak.
|Step 2 - Place Your Plant
Next, separate the roots of your Sawtooth Oak gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
|Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
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