Nuttall Oak

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Nuttall oak is a red oak similar to Shumard Oak, but this one can tolerate wetter conditions. It naturally grows in the upper terraces of floodplains where its root system can be underwater periodically, but it also does fine in drier sites when established. Seeds tend to be much larger than Shumard Oak, and they also drop later, sometimes into November. Of the deciduous red oaks, this one also tends to hold onto its leaves longer, often into December. This one does tend to be slightly pickier about soil conditions, disliking alkaline conditions and doing best in neutral to acidic pH.

Quercus texana
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Nuttall oak is a red oak similar to Shumard Oak, but this one can tolerate wetter conditions. It naturally grows in the upper terraces of floodplains where its root system can be underwater periodically, but it also does fine in drier sites when established. Seeds tend to be much larger than Shumard Oak, and they also drop later, sometimes into November. Of the deciduous red oaks, this one also tends to hold onto its leaves longer, often into December. This one does tend to be slightly pickier about soil conditions, disliking alkaline conditions and doing best in neutral to acidic pH.
Common Name Nuttall Oak
Scientific Name Quercus texana
Wildlife Value Acorns
Fruiting Requirements Self-fertile, but higher yield in groups
Fruiting Time October - Nobember
Size 5G
Height 5-7'

Zones

Vegetation Zone 6-9 Green
USDA Zone 6-9
Exposure Full sun to half-day sun
Drought Tolerance Once Established Medium

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