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
The Quercus arkansana, also known as Arkansas Oak, is a rare species of plant in the Fagaceae family endemic to the southeastern United States. It grows up to a height of 95 feet, with a narrow crown and black bark with deep furrows. Its leaves are sometimes unlobed, sometimes with 2 or 3 shallow lobes. Quercus arkansana is threatened by habitat loss, pine plantations and clearing of land. It is a shade-loving tree that grows in the understories of mesic pine forests and southern hardwood stands. The IUCN considers it rare in Arkansas, endangered in Florida, and vulnerable in Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana. Get to know this beautiful and rare tree, and help in its conservation.