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Canada, eastern to midwestern U.S.
Rounded, 60'-75' (100') tall x 40'-50' wide. Fast growth rate, up to 2' per year.
Sandy loam, acid soils in full sun.
Sturdy street tree tolerant of urban pollution; develops chlorosis in high pH soils. Easy to transplant.
Alternate, simple, 4"-8" long, 7-11 pointed lobes with shallow sinuses compared to Q. palustris and Q. coccinea. Emerge reddish, become dark-green in summer, turn variable reds in fall.
Chestnut-brown, 1/6" - 1/3", sharply pointed.
Steel-gray with ridges and furrows, often mingled with flattened gray areas on the larger branches and main trunk.
Nut (acorn) ¾" - 1" long with involucre (cup) covering about ¼ of nut.
Seed; hybridizes freely.
Information provided by the University of Delaware Extension Service