The Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria) is a medium-sized tree best grown in moist, well-drained soils. Adaptable to adverse soil conditions, it is distinguished from most other oaks by its leaves. The acorns are long and wide with a shallow cup and mature about 18 months after pollination. Ripening in autumn of the second year, the nuts are stalked, solitary or in pairs. The nut is spherical, and 1/2 to 2/3-inches long. The cup embraces 1/2 to 2/3s of the nut, and is a light-red brown. They are an important food for squirrels and some birds. Preferred zones are 3 to 9.
Trees can be ordered as seedlings or super accelerators in quantities of 12 or 24. Trees in 3-gallon containers can only be ordered in packs of 24. Bulk discounts are available - call for pricing. The best time of year to plant your trees varies depending on what zone you are in. However, for most zones the best time to plant is between fall and early spring. Planting your trees in the fall allows the trees to root into ground before the dormant season. When planting trees,the hole needs to be twice as wide as, but not deeper than the rootball. The soil should be level with the top of the rootball.