Category: deciduous tree Size: large
Mature Size: 40 - 50' height; 35 - 45' width
Zone: 3 - 8 Growth Rate: slow
Foliage: simple, lobed, oblong
Elevation (if known): To 8000'
Water: More tolerant of drought than Swamp White Oak.
Soil : tolerates poor soils, but chlorosis may be a problem in alkaline soils. Well-adapted to alkaline soils, high clay content, and poor drainage.
Comments: Hardy, long lived. Has a tap root. Trees grown in urban areas, the tap root becomes much less prominent as the tree grows older, giving way to a more shallow, horizontal root system.
Warnings: If soil is not compacted, roots usually stay below the soil surface.
Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes
Street Tree? yes Street Tree Conditions: Requires care to establish. Allow enough soil space.
CO/NM native? no Native to: North America
Known Locations: Cole Park, Zapata Park. Mixed results. Sometimes just doesn't come back.
Information Sources: Alamosa Tree Board; Salida, CO, Tree Guide; S Group of State Foresters