Georgia Oak, Stone Mountain Oak Quercus georgiana

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Botanical Name:

Quercus georgiana

Family:

Fagaceae

Genus:

Quercus

Species:

georgiana

Common Name:

Georgia Oak, Stone Mountain Oak

Height:
25 to 50 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
7

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  • Quercus georgiana

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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" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* The Georgia oak ( Quercus georgiana ), also called the Stone Mountain oak , is a rare deciduous oak .
* It has a very restricted range in the southern Appalachian Mountains and outlying monadnocks , mainly in northern Georgia.
* It grows on dry granite and sandstone outcrops of mountain slopes at 50-500 m altitude.
* The tree was first discovered in 1849 at Stone Mountain, Georgia, where several specimens grow along the popular walk-up trail.
* In the wild they are often shrub-like. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov