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
Looking for an ornamental and shade tree that can also be used for hedges, screens, and windbreaks? Consider Quercus imbricaria, also known as shingle oak. This deciduous tree is native to the Midwestern and Upper South regions of North America and is typically found growing in uplands with good drainage, less often along lowland streams. It can grow up to 20 meters tall with a trunk up to 1 meter in diameter and has distinguishing laurel-like leaves that are bright green on top and paler and downy on the underside. The wood of Quercus imbricaria was once used for shingles, hence the name. The acorns are an important food source for wildlife. Overall, Quercus imbricaria is a versatile and attractive choice for any landscape.