Nuttall Oak

$11.95

Nuttall Oak (Quercus texana), also known as pin oak or red oak, is a fast-growing tree that offers both shade and a habitat for wildlife. Its acorns are particularly favored by deer, squirrels, and birds. With its slender trunk and sprawling branches, it’s a picturesque addition to any landscape, especially when its leaves turn a fiery red in autumn.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 5-9
Soil pH: 6.0-7.0
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 60-100′ tall, 40-60′ wide
Plant Spacing: 40-60′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Monoecious, requires cross-pollination
Pollination Mechanisms: Wind
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Yellow-green

Fruit Characteristics

Nut Size: 1-1.5″
Nut Flavor: Mild, sweet
Nut/Husk Color and Appearance Light brown, smooth
Harvest Time: October-November
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 20-30

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Oak Wilt (Bretziella fagacearum): Moderately Susceptible
Anthracnose (Apiognomonia quercina): Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot (Armillaria mellea): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe alphitoides): Moderately Resistant
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar): Moderately Resistant
Oak Leafroller (Archips semiferanus): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Dark green
Fall Color: Reddish-brown
Lifespan: 100-200 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Southeastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No