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Quercus acutissima – Sawtooth Oak

Everyone admires our massive sawtooth oak along the creek, which is among one of the earliest specimens John planted back in the 70’s after he received it from legendary plantsman Lynn Lowrey. This deciduous Asian oak is more commonly planted in states further east but is still highly underutilized in Texas. Its dense crown of leaves with serrated edges casts dense shade once it starts getting some height. The acorns are held in bristly caps that resemble bird’s nests. For an oak, it is reasonably quick growing, especially if planted young. — Adam Black