Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 40-60 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 40-60 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Quercus acutissima
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, FL, LA, OR, WI
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 & Photos
It has only ben a couple of weeks but it is looking very good even in the heat we have been having
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!
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.
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.
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.
Planting & Care
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|