Sawtooth Oak – Quercus acutissima Young plug plant – Height of plant: 20/30 cm.
FERTILISER – Fertiliser tablet to place at the bottom of the hole before planting. Slow release over 7 to 8 months. Only 1 tablet in each hole.
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Sawtooth Oak –
Quercus acutissima (latin)
Geographic origins: Japan, China, Korea.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 30 m, width up to 10 m.
Type of soil: Acid soil, well drained.
Hardiness: Hardy to -23°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Characteristics and uses:
The Sawtooth oak is a very decorative tree. It has small acorns with a large basal scar that is hidden by long thick scales. Both jays and pigeons eat it. It grows quickly in the first few years. It does best when planted on its own in a park or garden.