Charisma® Nuttall Oak

Quercus nuttallii 'MonPowe'

A handsome native tree with a somewhat open-branching habit and outstanding maroon to chocolate-colored leaves and stems. The vibrant spring foliage holds well into summer before turning deep green. The deeply lobed foliage exhibits striking red fall color. This shade tree grows well in acid or poorly drained soils and requires minimum pruning. Deciduous.
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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.


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Botanical PronunciationKWER-kus nuh-TALL-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 60 ft. tall, 50 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseSpecimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsPine (Pinus); Holly (Ilex); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Witch Hazel (Hamamelis); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)

Provide deep, fertile, loose, well-drained soil; adapts to a variety of soil types. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought and periodic flooding. Feed in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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