Oak, Sawtooth Quercus acutissima
As one of the fastest growing trees in its youth, the Sawtooth Oak is an attractive shade tree with dark lustrous summer foliage and clear yellow to golden brown fall leaves. Adaptable to any soil condition except alkaline. One inch acorns are quite popular with wildlife. Grows 40'-60' with a 40' to 60' spread. (Zones 5-9)Pricing Information
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Hardiness Zones 5 - 9The Sawtooth Oak can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Type of treeShade Trees
Mature HeightThe Sawtooth Oak grows to be 40' - 60' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe Sawtooth Oak has a spread of about 40' - 60' at full maturity.
SunThis oak does well in full sun.
SoilThe Sawtooth Oak grows in acidic, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
ShapeThis oak has pyramidal, rounded, spreading or horizontal shape.
The Sawtooth is an attractive and durable shade tree that is adaptable to a wide range of soil/climate conditions. It is a valuable landscape tree due to its fairly fast growth.
As one of the fastest growing trees in its youth, the Sawtooth Oak is an attractive shade tree with dark lustrous summer foliage and clear yellow to golden brown fall leaves. Adaptable to any soil condition except alkaline. One inch acorns are quite popular with wildlife. Grows 40'-60' with a 40' to 60' spread. (Zones 5-9)
Sawtooth oaks produce acorns at a very young age, providing food for many kinds of wildlife, especially wild turkeys.
The native habitat of the Sawtooth Oak tree is Japan, Korea, China and the Himalayan Mountain range. The tree was introduced to America in 1862. It probably derives its name from the distinctive sawtooth-edged leaves it produces.
This tree has normal moisture requirements, and has some drought tolerance.
This tree has leaves that alternate, simple, dark green turning to bright yellow in autumn.
Brown-golden, can be attractive.
Late March to early April.
The fruit is oval, 1 inch long, attractive to wildlife.
Rate of growth refers to the vertical increase in growth unless specified differently. Rate, as is true for size, is influenced by numerous variables such as soil, drainage, water, fertility, light, exposure, ad infinitum. The designation slow means the plant grows 12” or less per year; medium refers to 13 to 24” of growth per year; and fast to 25” or greater.Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, by Michael Dirr.