Sawtooth Oak

Scientific Name: Quercus acutissima

Sawtooth Oak Main

Attributes

May

Attributes

Deciduous

Plant Family

Fagaceae

Origin

Japan, China, Korea, and the Himalayas

Form

Wide spreading, dense rounded crown

Plant Size

40-60 feet tall

Description

The sawtooth oak has a leaf that looks unlike most oak leaves, giving the tree an almost shaggy appearance, which is reinforced by the sawtooth oak's shaggy-topped acorns. These acorns are bitter and eaten by squirrels only as a last resort.

Sawtooth Oak Leaves

Leaves

3.5-7.5 inches long, alternate arrangement, simple and oblong; serrated, tooth-like edges
Sawtooth Oak Fruit

Fruit

Acorns enclosed in small rosette of irregular leaves (involucre) with spreading and recurved bars
Sawtooth Oak Flower

Flower

Pendulous yellow-green catkins (male), messy, bloom in May
Sawtooth Oak Bark

Bark

Ridged and furrowed, ash brown, smooth grayish stems