SCIENTIFIC NAME: Quercus acutissima
COMMON NAME: sawtooth oak
LEAVES: Alternate. Coarsely serrated with bristle tips. up to 7" long and only 2" wide.
FLOWERS: Monoecious. Catkins (male flowers).
FRUIT: Acorn. Cap with separated scales that stick outward from the seed. Very distinctive. Deer crave this fruit. Trees being planted by the millions by deer clubs.
BARK: Gray and deeply ridge and furrowed.
GROWTH RATE: 3.7 ft./yr. in our shade tree study.
OTHER: Easy to transplant. Tends to hold brown leaves most of the winter. Grows 60-80' tall. Becoming a very popular landscape tree. By far the fastest growing oak.