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Quercus comptoniae



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Quercus x comptoniae

Common Name: Compton Oak, Compton's Hybrid Oak

A large deciduous tree with a broad, variable canopy and spreading, contorted, arching branches. Bark becomes furrowed and dark gray with age. Leathery, dark green leaves are thick and egg-shaped with sharply toothed, rolled under edges. Inconspicuous female flowers and semi-showy male catkins yield large acorns. Provides habitat and food for numerous animal species.

USDA Zone: Zones 6 - 9

Sunset Zone: Zones 3 - 10, 12 - 24

Mature Height: 20 - 70 feet

Mature Width: 20 - 70 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun, Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Water Needs: Low, Moderate

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