Mapleleaf Oak Quercus acerifolia - Quercus shumardii acerifolia

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Botanical Name:

Quercus acerifolia

Family:

Fagaceae

Genus:

Quercus

Species:

acerifolia

Common Name:

Mapleleaf Oak

Height:
40-50 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6
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  • Quercus acerifolia

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: sow 1" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Maple-leaf oak is a rare species that is only known to grow in the wild in a few upland forest areas in the Ouachita mountains of west central Arkansas. Common name and species name (acer = maple and folia = leaf) are both in reference to the resemblance of the leaves of this oak to those of the sugar maple (Acer saccharum). more...
* Maple-leaf oak was first described in 1926 by Palmer and was given the name of Quercus shumardii var. acerifolia. Recent efforts by Stoynoff and Hess have resulted in the elevation of this plant to full species status (in large part due to differences in leaf and acorn morphology). more...
* It is a medium-sized deciduous tree of the red oak group. In the wild, it appears in both multi-stemmed shrub and single trunk tree versions typically reaching no more than 50' in height at maturity. more...
* The species is threatened by habitat loss. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov