A nonnative oak reaching up to 60 feet (35 to 40 feet on poor or disturbed sites). Low widespreading branches. Leaves are 4 to 8 inches long with pointed serrations. Very adaptable but prefers open, acidic, well-drained soils. Does well on disturbed land. Will not tolerate shading and close competition. Produces 1-inch acorns that are very low in tannins and relished by wildlife in the fall.
Seedlings are 1 year old, 10 to 22 inches.