Quercus imbricaria / Shingle Oak
PLANTING POINTS: This member of the Red Oak family has avery distinct smooth metallic bark as juvenile. It has a glossy smooth-edged leaf which is different from most oak species. This tree is not nearly as spreading as other oaksand will fit better in narrow planting spaces for large trees.A reliable tree with a moderate growth rate. This tree thrives in Wisconsin despite its hardiness zone.
SITING THIS TREE: This tree will do well in moist acidic soils with good drainage. For a red oak it appears to handle moisture better than other for example but does not like frequently wet feet. Place this tree in full sun, sites with alittle wind protection from prevailing winter winds will likely also benefit this tree particularly as a juvenile.