Sawtooth Oak Tree Overview
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Fast Growing Shade & Incredible Wildlife Appeal

The Sawtooth Oak, Quercus acutissima, is a deciduous shade tree with outstanding wildlife interest. Plant one where you'd like to enjoy some sumptuous shade, or where your yard's critters are likely to benefit from both food and shelter.

Your Sawtooth Oak Tree is a fast growing, spreading shade tree that's sure to impress you with its stately appearance, colorful fall display and generous acorn production. Sawtooth Oak Trees are renowned for their 6-inch, glossy leaves. The foliage has highly-serrated edges that emerge a delightful shade of yellow in the spring and provide excellent shade in summer.

The lovely vibrant green of summer transitions to hues of yellow-orange for autumn, providing a beautiful late season display for your yard. The leaves tend to brown and persist in winter, an added treat amid your other bare-branched, landscape trees.

Perhaps the best aspect of your Sawtooth Oak Tree is its benefit for your wildlife. It is a highly prized Oak for wildlife enthusiasts because of the short time it takes for the tree to produce its adorable acorns...and it produces a more prolific harvest than most other Oak trees! Sawtooth Oak is also a valuable source of shelter for wildlife, so it's a great way to bring your home closer in concert with nature.

Sawtooth Oak Trees have a somewhat pyramidal form and spreading nature. It's very fast growing, especially in its early years and highly productive of acorns. Sawtooth Oak Trees are a widely adaptive tree, able to thrive in a variety of conditions and is even cold hardy.

You're sure to love your Sawtooth Oak Tree. It's a tree you can plant and already enjoy in its first year. In fact, the Sawtooth Oak Tree is known to grow as much as six feet in one year! With its dense foliage, wildlife appeal and hardy nature, this is a tree you don't want to miss out on.

  • Fast Growing Shade
  • Spring and Fall Color
  • Salt and Cold Tolerant
  • Wildlife Love The Prolific Harvest

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Sawtooth Oak Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Botanical Name Quercus acutissima
Mature Height 40 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 50 - 60 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Golden Male Catkins
Foliage Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes