Quercus x schuettei - Schuettes Oak

Schuettes Oak was discovered by JH Schuette (1821-1908) who was a collector and student of native plants in Wisconsin's northeast. A hybrid of Quercus bicolor (Swamp White Oak) and Quercus macrocarpa (Bur Oak), the Schuettes Oak can thrive in wet, swampy areas or in more upland soils. This tree is found primarily in the Midwest and lower portions of Canada. Of value is this tree's ability to produce fruit in the way of acorns very early in it's life. I've read (and not tasted) that these acorns can be eaten straight from the tree, and very seldom contain oak weevil larvae. "Very seldom" is still often enough for me to not pick them from the tree for a light snack. For an Oak they reach a moderate height and the rough texture of the bark is a nice winter feature of these trees.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 3-6

Deciduous

Height: 50-70'

Spread: up to 60'

Growth Rate: Slow

Soil: Most soil types

Bloom Time: Spring

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A young Schuettes Oak
The rough texture of Schuettes Oak bark
Schuettes leaf
   

Trees Related to the Schuettes Oak:

Quercus macrocarpa - Bur (Burr) Oak
Quercus bicolor - Swamp White Oak
Quercus alba - White Oak

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The information for this plant has been provided by Jeff Pozniak, of The Ground Trades Xchange.