Quercus acutissima Fagaceae
Sawtooth Oak kwer-KUS a-ku-TIS-i-ma
- Deciduous tree, 40-60 ft (12-18 m) tall, pyramidal when young, oval to broad rounded in age. Leaves alternate, simple, 9-18 cm long, 2.5-6 cm wide, obovate-oblong to oblong, tip acuminate, base rounded or broad wedge-shaped, margin serrate with bristle-like teeth, glossy above, mostly glabrous below, clear yellow or golden brown in fall. Fruit (acorn) with long spreading and recurving scales, about 2 cm long.
- Sun, adaptable. Grows well in the heat of the south.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (5)6 Native to Japan, Korea, and China, and Himalayas.
- acutissima: very sharply pointed, the leaves.
- Portland, OR: Hoyt Arboretum