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Nuttall Oak

Quercus nuttallii

Fast Track Featured Red Oak
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Photo Credit: Fall leaves and acorns. Nancy Loewenstein, Auburn University, Bugwood.org
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Photo Credit: Bark. Greg Blick / Flickr CC
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Photo Credit: Acorns and leaves. Franklin Bonner, USFS (ret.), Bugwood.org
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Photo Credit: Acorns. Nancy Loewenstein, Auburn University, Bugwood.org

The Nuttall oak is tolerant of many conditions, including poorly drained soils and urban sites. Its dark green leaves are shiny, deeply lobed, and turn red and orange each fall. It is similar in shape and size to the Shumard and scarlet oaks. Nuttall oaks are naturally found further south than Maryland, but they thrive in this climate.

 Tree Height 
 Mature Crown Spread 
Mature
Tree Height
50-70 FT
Mature
Crown Width
35-50 FT
Growth
Per Year
1-2 FT