Quercus imbricaria

Common name: Shingle Oak

Native plant

Shingle Oak is an uncommon oak but is found in a wide variety of soils (gravel, sand, heavy clay). Requires full sun. Shingle Oak leaves have no lobes or teeth. Fall color can be red-orange but more often is brown. Because the leaves persist until March, Single Oak is often used in place of evergreens as a screen

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant, Compacted/New Construction Soils, Road-side/Salt Tolerant


Prairie Grasslands, Sandy Soils, Savannas

Growth form

Single trunk

Growth rate


Flower color

Yellowish Catkin

Fall color

Russet Orange


Mature height
40 Feet
Mature width
40 Feet
Max height
50 Feet
Max width
50 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds

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