Small acorns are a valued food for wildlife. The narrow, oblong, green leaves have coarse, marginal teeth on this large, open, attractive tree.
Easily grown in an average to medium, well-drained soil, in full sun. It primarily grows in dry, rocky soils in the wild, but thrives in a moist, fertile loam in cultivation with relatively good drought tolerance. May take up to 30 years for this tree to bear its first crop of acorns.