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Bush Oak Quercus x bushii

Description

Bush oak is a deciduous hybrid between Q. marilandica and Q. coccina.  It is a large tree growing up to 65 feet tall and is in the Fagaceae (beech) family.  It withstands many soil types.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Seattle Trident'
    Glossy leaves turn bronze in fall and remain on tree
'Seattle Trident'
Tags:
#native tree#NC native#glossy leaves#deciduous tree
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Seattle Trident'
    Glossy leaves turn bronze in fall and remain on tree
'Seattle Trident'
Tags:
#native tree#NC native#glossy leaves#deciduous tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Quercus
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central and northeastern U.S.A.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    more than 60 feet
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Nut
    Fruit Description:
    Acorns oval cap extends halfway down nut
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Oboval rounded lobes green above lighter yellow and hairy below
  • Bark:
    Surface/Attachment:
    Fissured
    Furrowed
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Stout, tomentose when young glabrous as the season progresses. 1 cm long buds.