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
Looking for a fast-growing oak tree that provides plenty of acorns for wildlife? Look no further than the Quercus acutissima, also known as the sawtooth oak. Originally native to regions in Asia, this tree has become widely planted and naturalized in parts of North America. Its acorns tend to bear heavier crops than other native American oak species, making it a popular choice for wildlife food provision. Though the acorns are very bitter, they are still eaten by jays, pigeons, and squirrels. This medium-sized deciduous tree can grow up to 30 meters tall, with leaves that have regularly-featured, saw-toothed triangular lobes. Plant the Quercus acutissima in deciduous forests at an altitude of up to 2,200 meters for optimal growth.