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Streetspire Oak

Quercus 'JFS-KW1QX'

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Streetspire Oak (Quercus 'JFS-KW1QX') at Gertens

Streetspire Oak

Streetspire Oak

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Height:  30 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

An extremely beautiful tall tree with a narrowly columnar habit of growth and rusty-red fall color, ideal for formal screening, or as a vertical accent in the home landscape; extremely tough and adaptable, faster growing than other oaks

Ornamental Features

Streetspire Oak has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of red, orange and coppery-bronze in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up.

Landscape Attributes

Streetspire Oak is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It is a good choice for attracting squirrels to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Messy

Streetspire Oak is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Streetspire Oak will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Gertens Sizes and Pricing

#20 container-$279
2"B&B $449

Sizes and availability subject to change. Please contact store for more information

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Articulation  Screening 
Applications
Fall Color  Plant Form  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features