Cherrybark Oak

Quercus pagoda

A large tree often growing in excess of 80′.

Leaves: deciduous, simple, up to 12″ long and 2 1/2-6″ wide, 5-11 lobes ending in 1-3 bristle tipped teeth, shiny dark green above, pale and pubescence below.

Flowers: catkins 3-5″ in length, appearing in April as leaves come out.

Fruit: acorn, biennial, may have 2 acorns on each peduncle, 1/2″ long, cup covers one-third to one-half of the nut.

Bark: dark, sometimes nearly black with short scaly ridges.

Comments: straight trunk, tolerates moist sites, fast growth, good tree for wildlife.

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