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.
- Streambanks and bottomlands.
- Growth Habit:
- Deciduous tree, growing to 18 m tall.
- Bloom Time:
- Mid to late spring.
- 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