- Common Name(s):
- Sawtooth oak
- Poisonous Plants, Trees
Excellent, clean foliage drought tolerant shade tree. It has good yellow-gold fall color and leaves often persisit in winter.
Wildilfe Value: This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.
Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems: Chlorosis (yellowing of the leaves) is common in neutral to alkaline soils, and can severely damage this tree. Otherwise, it is considered to be a low-maintence tree with good pest and disease resistance.
- 30-45 ft.
- Golden male catkins; .7 in. acorn; often heavy in alternate years
- Sun to light shade; moist, well drained soil; tolerates wind, dry and compacted soil
- Pyramidal in youth; dense; broad to rounded; wide spreading branches with age
- China, Korea, Japan, Himalayas
- Poison Part:
- Acorns (seeds of nuts) and young leaves.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Stomach pain, constipation and later bloody diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination
- EDIBLE PARTS: Acorns (nuts) are edible after tannins are leached or boiled out. HARVEST TIME: Only collect nutsfrom areas you kn
- Toxic Principle:
- Gallotannins, quercitrin, and quercitin.
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
- Found in:
- Forest or natural areas; landscape as ornamental and shade trees.
- 30-40 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Moderate to rapid
- 3.5 to 7.5 in. alternate, simple, lustrous dark green leaves; yellow to golden brown fall color; leaves persist into winter
NCCES plant id: 2153