China, Korea, Japan
Rounded to broad-rounded tree. Pyramidal in youth. Medium growth rate when young.
One of the more fibrous-rooted oaks. Prefers well-drained, slightly acid soils but is adaptable. Does well in hot, humid weather.
Good shade tree that does not become too tall. Acorns around an inch long. Heavy crops are often borne, which attracts many types of wildlife.
Alternate, simple, oblong, 3.5 to 7 inch long with acuminate apex, rounded base and serrate margin. Serrations are terminated with bristlelike teeth. Strong yellow fall color.
Buds are imbricate, conical, gray-brown, wooly pubescence.
Dark in color with lighter, vertical fissures on young trunks. Old trunks look corky.
Nut (acorn). Involucre (cup) covering about two-thirds of nut; nut 1 inch long. Involucre has recurved scales.
'Gobbler' - Produce early and abundant acorns for wild turkey food.