The Sawtooth Oak (Quercus Acutissma) is a shade tree, it grows to a height of 40–60′ and a spread of 40–60′ at maturity. This tree grows at a medium to fast rate, with height increases of anywhere from 13″ to more than 24″ per year. Grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained and clay soils. It has some drought tolerance. Transplants easily. Features simple, obovate-oblong to oblong leaves that are 3½–7½” long with bristle-like teeth terminating the 12–16 parallel veins. They open a brilliant yellow to golden yellow color in the spring, turning dark lustrous green in summer and yellow to golden brown in the fall. Produces slender golden catkins that are 3¬–4″ long and typically appear with the emerging leaves in late march or early April. Yields oval acorns that are 1″ long and quite popular with wildlife.
Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
2-3 ft, 3-4 ft, 4-5 ft