Appearance and hardiness of Oaks vary widely, but all produce acorns preceded by inconspicuous flowers. Single nuts are more or less enclosed in a cuplike cap covered with many closely set scales. In some species, the acorns are edible,with a sweet flavor. Some oaks are widely planted over large areas, while others have a limited rangeQuercus phellos
To 50–90 ft. tall, 30–50 ft.wide. Pyramidal in youth, spreading wider with age. Smooth gray bark. Leaves look more like those of willow (Salix) than those of typical oak—2 1/2 –5 in. long,Ï–1 in.wide, smooth edged. Foliage turns yellowish before falling; in warmer regions, dead leaves may hang on through winter.Has the most delicate foliage pattern of all the oaks. Spherical,Í-in.-wide acorns with a shallow cap enclosing only the end of the nut.
White flowers with deep red eye. Long bloom season; sets little or no seed.
Ruffled flowers are lavender pink with reddish purple eye. Long-blooming, produces little or no seed.
Propagated from a plant collected at the abandoned farm of Rudolph Boysen in 1923, this fruit put Knot...