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Sawtooth Oak Tree

Quercus acutissima


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Sawtooth Oak Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Sawtooth Oak Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-60 ft.

Mature Width:

40-60 ft.



Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Quercus acutissima

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)

Finally, a mighty oak that grows mighty fast!

Want the majestic presence and shade coverage of 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 enthusiastslike 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!

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Customer Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
21 Reviews
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looking good
It has only ben a couple of weeks , but it is looking very good even in the heat we have been having
August 18, 2018
6 months ago
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Great tree!
Trees were shipped quickly and with no damage. Planted them July 2018 with no effects on the trees what so ever. Very healthy and hardy trees, I would recommend this tree to anybody!
July 28, 2018
6 months ago
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Small tree
It’s only six months old, I guess I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw fast growing trees. Watering it at least twice a week and seems to be normal-growing-tree.
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May 23, 2018
1 year ago
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It’s a baby now
I hope it looks like the picture one day. It came nicely packed and healthy. It arrived very quickly too.
May 19, 2018
10 months ago
Waiting for Growth
We just received this tree from Fast-Growing-Trees and planted as directed. Must admit some disappointment to order a 5 to 6 foot tree and receive a tree with few leaves and a trunk with my thumb's diameter. I expected not much, but a little, more for the cost. I'm sincerely hoping the reviews about quick growth are accurate.
Sawtooth, 5 to 6 ft ordered
Sawtooth, 5 to 6 ft ordered
July 27, 2017
1 year ago
Exactly as described, but, possible trouble with hard soil and an early summer planting.
The tree arrived in 3 days as promised, was boxed very well, and only had a few dry, yellow leaves which they said was normal. I am in Santa Fe NM, high desert, and my yard has hard clay and sand with a ton of rocks. Early fall is the recommended time to plant but they informed me that it would be ok in summer as long as it has adequate water. There was some confusion in the instructions as to whether or not to use fertilizer or garden soil with the native soil. The website says to mix, but the video link says not to, as it will not encourage the tree to grow beyond the hole you dug. I used a very small amount, but looking back, I probably should have used more fertilizer and garden soil mixed with my native soil (rocks removed) since mine is so harsh. But they say sawtooths grow well in hard soil and that they are full sun trees. It has been between 85 and 92 degrees almost every day since it was planted. The large leaves seem to dry out and yellow quickly once they are long, but each branch is still growing out with new leaves! I have been watering it every 2-4 days which seems to be working well for it. I just hope it grows quickly and I can't wait to see how it grows! I will add to this review later if possible, or do another review to document it's progress.
July 25, 2017
1 year ago
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These trees are great
July 15, 2017
1 year ago
Our tree arrived healthy, and we planted it right away. Our only concern was that all of the branches are on one side of the tree. We assume this will even out eventually, and are very hopeful that it will. We took the precaution to put fence around it, as we have ornery deer who think our yard is theirs! We pray this tree will be a beauty for many generations to come!
June 21, 2017
1 year ago
Healthy, fast growing tree.
Had no issues with planting. Tree has already grow 6 inches since planting.
June 16, 2017
1 year ago
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Great transaction
I love this little tree.
June 6, 2017
over 2 years ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Sawtooth Oak Tree

Sawtooth Oak Tree Planting Diretions

The Sawtooth Oak tree (Quercus acutissima) is a cold hardy, moderately growing drought tolerant tree commonly grown in USDA growing zones 5-9. These full to partial sun lovers are celebrated for their history, natural beauty and the host of wildlife that comes when it forms it's acorns. Their freshly emerging leaves start off a brilliant, bright yellow-green then to a deep green in the summer season and a rich, gold-russet in the fall. Sawtooth's name is taken from their distinctive saw-like edges to the foliage. The oak tree will mature to a height and width of 40-60 feet so be sure to take into account any establishments or power lines that may be obstructed by the tree's tall growth.

Seasonal Information: Plant your tree as soon as you can. This will give the tree a chance to adjust to its new environment. If you are experiencing extreme heat, place your potted tree in a well-shaded area, such as a garage, or plant it in a well-shaded area in your lawn. Once older, your tree will be able to handle these temperatures. Typically trees do not experience much growth during times of extreme temperatures.

Planting directions: Your planting site should be made of loose, quality soil.
1) Dig your hole two times the width and the same depth as the root system of the tree. This will give the roots plenty of room to spread out.
2) Position the tree into the hole and hold it straight as you begin to back fill.
3) When refilling the hole with soil, be sure to completely cover your roots and tamp down the soil so there are no air pockets underground. If pockets of air come in contact with your roots, they will dry out quickly. Cover the roots completely with soil but leave the stem above ground.
4) Water the oak's planting site to settle the soil and then mulch to retain moisture.

Watering: During the first year, make sure your Sawtooth Oak Tree gets water during extended dry spells, particularly in the summer months. Drooping leaves are a sign of both over or under watering, so take great care of your tree.

Fertilizer: Fertilize conservatively. Organic fertilizer high in nitrogen works well. You can use Miracle Grow, a 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 fertilizer. Avoid fertilizing the tree directly. Instead, fertilize the tree’s soil.

Weed Control: Keep weeds and grass two to three feet away from your Sawtooth Oak Tree in the first year. Pull the weeds initially, and then you can use a growing mat or mulch. Do not spray roundup on a young tree and be careful that wind does not blow chemical drift on the tree.

Deer: If you think deer may be a problem, consider caging the tree. Although there is a whole host of chemical deterrents, caging is the only guaranteed way to keep deer from damaging your tree.

Insects and Disease: The best defense is a healthy tree. Sawtooth Oak Trees are very hardy. Good soil, proper feeding and keeping the tree from getting too much water are key to its prosperity. If worms bite holes in the leaves you can sprinkle seven dust on them. These little bites do not affect the tree since it is growing at such a fast rate and putting on so many new leaves.

Winter Dormancy: During late fall and winter, your tree will go dormant. The leaves will fall off and the stem will turn brown. Nothing will be happening above ground, but the roots will continue to grow below, especially during nice days. This winter root growth will help accelerate growth when spring comes.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
fast growing
jonathan f on Oct 1, 2018
Good choice for area we have avaible.
janis h on Jul 21, 2018
fast growing
jonathan f on Oct 1, 2018
Looking forward to the shade these trees will provide. They are being planted behind old hybrid poplars that we will be removing in a year or two. I hope these get a good head start to replace the shade of the old trees.These have a terrific reputation for health and growth.
Margaret-Ann B on Jul 22, 2018
Good choice for area we have avaible.
janis h on Jul 21, 2018
Grows fast, gives good shade
Lacey Rae R on Jun 9, 2018
big nice tree
Paulo R on Apr 24, 2018
We would like shade from a tree as soon as possible because we lost a tree a few years ago and I think this one will be perfect!
Donald H on Apr 22, 2018
It grows fast I need shade
deven y on Nov 5, 2017
Shade tree that is fast growing!
Molly W on May 31, 2017
shade, big tree
Susana O on May 22, 2017
Lots of shade and will grow fast. Hope to see it in is full glory before I pass.
Joseph J on May 17, 2017
because ive heard this place is great and these are awesome trees
Jeffrey T on May 14, 2017
need to replace an oak tree
Jeremy A on May 10, 2017
Zone, 5 stars, fast growing.
Beverly S on Apr 20, 2017
Fast growing
Edward V on Mar 17, 2017
A fast growing shade tree. If you are interested in providing food opportunities for a variety of wildlife, deer especially, this tree is one of my favorites. It grows relatively quickly and takes a great shape with very little to no pruning. Does well in a variety of soils.
Gary U on Mar 7, 2017
size is unsurpassed with shade.
juan jose c on Mar 4, 2017
Fast growing sure tree
Rhonda T on Nov 18, 2016
Like the specs fast grower ...want a sturdy shade tree.
Rudy O on Oct 8, 2016
Shade and stature
Dennis s on Oct 7, 2016
like oaks
Merrill E on Aug 27, 2016
Needed a fast growing shade tree
Kerry N on Aug 12, 2016
We have been looking for a shade tree that can handle the strong winds out at our house. Plus the fact that we live in an area with clay soil that is very dominate. We wanted a tree that could handle both. This is the one for us
Rocky F on Aug 7, 2016
Need to replace damaged tree and wanted one that didn't take forever to make shade.
Kathy H on Jul 29, 2016
RANDALL H on Jul 17, 2016
Hardy growing.... Beautiful
Charles O on Jul 3, 2016
you don't see oaks planted much in yards or at least I don't the tree will get big and will cover the same space that I would have had to buy three smaller trees. Acorns are a plus also. natural food plot.
Clarence H on Jul 2, 2016
large shade tree faster growing oak tree
Justin M on Jun 29, 2016
I love oak trees. I'm hoping this is as good as the description of it is.
Josh C on Jun 29, 2016
After researching the Sawtooth Oak sounded perfect. I was looking for a tree that was hardy and fast growing. In addition, I wanted a tree that would grow large in size. The Sawtooth Oak appears to satisfy all these demands. I look forward to planting asap.
Ryan J on Apr 7, 2016
I chose the sawtooth oak because the height and width at maturity allow us to plant closer to our home for future shade.
Clyde B K on Apr 4, 2016
I needed a fast growing shade tree for my back yard.
joyfully on Mar 15, 2016
because I wanted one thank u
ken m on Mar 8, 2016
I wanted a large and sturdy shade tree
Bonnie H on Mar 4, 2016
suited our needs
James M on Feb 18, 2016
Looking for a fast growing oak/shade tree
Brian J on Dec 30, 2015
Wanted fast growing shade tree in my garden.
Nuzhat C on Nov 7, 2015
I wanted a tree that would grow rapidly and at the same time have a good canopy. I'm 69 years old so I would like to see a nice tree in my yard before I kick the bucket, if you know what I mean.
William G on Sep 24, 2015
Looking forward to the shade these trees will provide. They are being planted behind old hybrid poplars that we will be removing in a year or two. I hope these get a good head start to replace the shade of the old trees.These have a terrific reputation for health and growth.
Margaret-Ann B on Jul 22, 2018
Grows fast, gives good shade
Lacey Rae R on Jun 9, 2018
is july too late to plant a sawtooth oak tree in zone 7?
kenneth a on Jul 3, 2015
After how many years will this tree be strong enough to hold a swing?
Michelle T on Apr 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: MANY years, even mature trees don't really have the strength for a swing.
Does the sawtooth oak tree produce acorns?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yep. Just like others they have a acorn, but that happens many years later.
is it evergreen?
dean b on Jul 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, it's not an ever green. I planted this tree last year in the beginning of fall, and it does not disappoint. It is extremely tolerant of soil conditions. I would recommend buying the 5-6ft instead of the smaller size. A little more information than you asked for, but I wanted to volunteer it FYI. Good luck!
I ned shade trees. would be in hot sun all day long.I live in phenix city al. I am speaking of sawtooth oak.?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live 80 miles east of Houston and I planted one of these 2 years ago. Full sun and hard clay with no problems. Tree is very hardy
Do the roots of these come up on surface soil or go down?
Margaret-Ann B on Jul 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My tree is still very young but so far the roots have gone deep and do not show on the surface of the soil. It’s a wonderful tree that has doubled in size in 2 years.
When is the best time to plant these oaks? Is it too late to plant right now?
Fawn L on May 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They can be planted all year, as long as the ground isn’t frozen. If you plant your tree during the summer, especially during a heat wave of drought then give your tree extra water. The best time to plant is in the fall, six weeks before the first frost so your tree can get rooted into the ground before winter, or in the spring six weeks after the final frost, giving it time to become established before summer heat sets in. Keep in mind that planting during the summer still gives your tree enough time to get rooted in before the winter.
Is 12 feet too close to our house to plant this oak?
Lee C on Oct 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 50 years from now , it will be close to the house. In the meantime, you will enjoy this tree very much. I often plant an oak too close to something because I want to enjoy it the next 25 years. 50 yrs I won't be here. The sawtooth is a great tree .
Does it have seeds like maple or birch trees have? (Sawtooth Oak)
Elisa on Jun 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It has acorns.
is it soft wood or hard wood?
Remy B on Sep 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Sawtooth Oak is a hardwood.
Will it keep leaves in winter? Some oaks do.
Squirrel on Apr 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: NOPE - no leaves here in Virginia. Lost them all but they came back in the spring.
How strong is this tree against winds? Several times a year we have sustained winds (here in Northern Nevada) of ~50 MPH and I have personally recorded gusts over 90 MPH on my weather station.
Hotsauce on Jun 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have tree stakes on my tree still and plan to keep them in place for one more year, ( two years total). But the tree is strong and growing beautifully. We not only have the same winds here in Oklahoma but we also have hail storms, ice and clay soil! This tree is amazing and just keeps getting taller and fuller! Couldn't be happier!!
Why can't this oak tree ship to Florida?
salvatore f on May 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Florida has agricultural restrictions on this particular tree. We are really not sure of the reason but they will not allow us to ship into your state. You would probably have to order locally.
When are the planting months for the sawtooth oak for zone 7?
Darin M on Aug 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can plant now providing that you give it plenty of water.
are horses ok with sawtooth oaks?
Carla M on May 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they produce a toxin called tannins which cause result in kidney failure, colic, bloody diarrhoea and occasionally death.
Why does this tree and other Oak not ship to California?
Nikolas Pecci on Jan 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into California.
when is it the best time to plant this tree?
joyfully on Sep 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Spring and fall are the best times to get this tree in the ground.
How big is the root system at maturity?
Pamela M on Jul 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 10ft by 10foot
how long does this saw tooth oak live?
ernest on Jun 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Sawtooth Oak is a fast-growing tree, and like many trees that grow very quickly, it is not as long-lived as slower-growing trees. Some report their Sawtooth Oaks peak at 30 years, but there are specimens that are over 200 years old. Average age is probably 70 years.
does it attract worms or other pest?
Sharon B on May 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Not to my knowledge.
How soon do you have to plant? Can I buy now as a sympathy gift and plant in the spring?
Michelle S on Nov 30, 2018

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