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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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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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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
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
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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