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Shingle Oak

Shingle oak

Shingle oak

Shingle oak  
Quercus imbricaria

Unlike many other red oaks (except laurel and willow oak), shingle oak has simple and unlobed leaves that are usually 3 to 6 inches long and 1 to 1.5 inches wide. The tree’s name derives from its use as a source of wooden shingles. Often taking on a pyramidal shape when young, it is known for its attractive, dark-green summer foliage. Its leaves usually turn a yellow-brown color in autumn and persist on the tree until winter.

Shingle oak has simple and unlobed leaves that are arranged alternately. Its acorns are small and usually take two years to mature.


Location Points C.B.H. Height Crown
Hagley Museum, Wilmington 205 96 90 78
Delaware State Univ., Dover 1 179 93 67 75
1 Baker Building