Shingle Oak

Quercus imbricaria

Native to North America, this medium-sized tree grows up to 20 m in height. This species is distinguished from other oaks by its laurel-shaped leaves. The Latin name of the species, imbricaria, means “overlapping” and refers to the use of this wood for making shingles.
Habitat:
Streambanks and bottomlands.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing to 18 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Mid to late spring.
Longevity:
Moderate.
Presence in US:
AL AR DC DE IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD MI MO NC NJ NY OH OK PA TN VA WV