Sawtooth Oak Quercus acutissima

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Botanical Name:

Quercus acutissima







Common Name:

Sawtooth Oak

Seeds Per Pound:
77.11 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
75-90 feet
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Recalcitrant seeds need refrigeration. Since shipping times are out of our control, we are not liable for seed condition upon arrival.
In Stock: 77.11 lb
  • Quercus acutissima

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1 packet (~ 8 seeds)
8 oz (~ 40 seeds)
1 lb (~ 80 seeds)
1 kg (~ 176 seeds)
10 lb (~ 800 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days , or until radicle emergence.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Most planting in North America was carried out for wildlife food provision, as the species tends to bear heavier crops of acorns than other native American oak species.
* Quercus acutissima lives in deciduous forests at altitudes of up to 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) in South Asia and South East Asia.
* The acorns are eaten by jays, pigeons, and squirrels . more...
[ edit ] Description It is a medium-sized deciduous tree growing to 25–30 m tall with a trunk up to 1.5 m diameter. The bark is dark gray and deeply furrowed. The leaves are 8–20 cm long and 3–6 cm wide, with 14-20 small saw-tooth like triangular lobes on each side, with the teeth of very regular shape.The flowers are wind-pollinated catkins . The fruit is an acorn , maturing about 18 months after pollination, 2–3 cm long and 2 cm broad, bicoloured with an orange basal half grading to a green-brown tip; the acorn cup is 1.5–2 cm deep, densely covered in soft 4–8 mm long 'mossy' bristles. It is closely related to the Turkey Oak , classified with it in Quercus sect. Cerris , a section of the genus characterised by shoot buds surrounded by soft bristles, bristle-tipped leaf lobes, and acorns that mature in about 18 months. [ 1 ]
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Physical Characteristics  Quercus acutissima is a deciduous Tree growing to 5 m (16ft) by 15 m (49ft). It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind. The plant prefers medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.
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