Maine to Florida, west to Minnesota and Missouri
Medium size with a narrow crown.
Upland, rocky slopes, well drained soils, sandy barren areas with full sun.
Great for its bright scarlet fall color and nut. Less tolerant of adverse conditions than either Pin Oak or Red Oak.
Glossy dark green in summer. Leaves with c-shaped sinuses, usually fewer than 9 lobes. May be pubescent. Leaves are alternate and emerge in the spring
Buds are brown and terminal bud is slightly pubescent.
Younger bark is smooth but matures to gray-brown with deep furrows and rough ridges.
Monoecious, with neither male (drooping catkins) nor female (solitary or clustered) flowers being showy.
Brown nutlet attractive to wildlife such as squirrels.