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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
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