Well known hybrid chestnut oak that dates back to the early 1800's. Named after famed C.S. Sargent well known botanist and author of Manual of Trees of North America. Several large trees exist in the U.S. and Europe. Early ripening acorns are quickly consumed by deer. We have to climb and shake to get the acorns before the deer make an evening snack out of them. One of the earliest acorns to ripen here at our farm that tend to drop over a 4-6 week period. Seedlings from the group are intermediate between the chestnut oak Quercus prinus and english oak Quercus robur showing fast growth, straight growth habit and dominant central leader. This hybrid oak has great range of adaptibility in soil and climate and is very tolerant of heat and drought plus does not get mildew. One of the most reliable acorn producers in our planting. We have now established a second generation of this cross selecting for larger leaves and vigorous growth rate. We believe our hybrid was a first generation cross. Neaby trees include other bur oak hybrids which like pollinate this tree to some extent.
|Genus & Species||Quercus x sargentii|
|Soil||Sandy, to loam -Adaptable-wet or dry.|
|Climate||Zone 3-9. Does best in the northeast but good over a wide range of climates.|
|Ease of Cultivation||This is the easiest oak to grow under almost every condition.|