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Quercus x comptoniae

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KWER-kus kom-TON-ee-ay
Description

Compton Oak is a large deciduous hybrid white oak shade tree.  Its parents include the Overcut Oak Q. lyrata and the Southern Live Oak Q. virgiana It naturally occurs in low-lying sites.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#large shade tree#wildlife plant#ducks#wild turkeys#deciduous tree#food source winter#food source fall#food source hard-mast fruit#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#large shade tree#wildlife plant#ducks#wild turkeys#deciduous tree#food source winter#food source fall#food source hard-mast fruit#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Quercus
    Family:
    Fagacacae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South U.S.A. (TX to LA)
    Wildlife Value:
    Nuts provide a high calorie food source for deer, wild turkey, northern bobwhite, black bear, ducks.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Fruit Type:
    Nut
    Fruit Description:
    Acorns ripen mid-October- December
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green above lighter below variablt shapes and margins entire to lobed.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Small Mammals
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Poor Soil
    Problems:
    Problem for Horses