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Quercus Imbricaria

Botanical Name:

Quercus imbricaria

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist, rich, well-drained soil.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Trees, Native Plant, Poisonous, Tree

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody

Plant Height

36-72 ft., 72-100 ft.

Flower

Yellow-green male flowers are in drooping, elongated clusters. Female flowers are in spikes

Fruit

The round acorn is 0.5 to 0.75 inches with thin scaley cups covering about 1/3 of the nut. It does not mature until the second year., Acorns biennial; 1 - 2 formed on stout peduncle, cup minutely pubescent on outer surface, inner surface is - 40 - smooth and tan to reddish-brown, enclosing up to 1⁄2 of nut; nearly round nut, 3⁄8 - 3⁄4 inch (10 - 19 mm) long, chestnut-brown with faint stripes, and concentric rings around apex.

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Moths

Pollinators

Small Mammals

Songbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Fagales

Family

Quercus - Oaks

Genus

Quercus

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