21 Shingle Oak

Portrait of large Shingle Oak covered with late summer green leaves.Facts About Shingle Oak

Quercus imbricaria

Native to: Midwest United States
Crown: Broadly oval
Height: 50 - 60 feet
Width: 45 feet
Growth Rate: Slow

Characteristics: This is a large shade tree with yellowish to rusty red fall foliage. The late spring flowers are drooping male catkins that are light yellow to yellow-green. It prefers moist, but tolerates, dry soil.

Negative Features: Some consider the acorn fruit a nuisance.

Uses: Good for all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector, and residential streets. Suitable for planting along boulevards.

Comments: Shingle Oak is a good Oak that is under-utilized.

Engraved stone sign for Shingle Oak, Quercus Imbricaria
Cluster of Shingle Oak smooth, late summer green leaves.
Graphic of a golden, frowning sun.
Graphic of planter dimension for 8 ft.