Quercus x comptoniae

Compton Oak

Category: Deciduous, Shade Tree | Size: Large | Hardiness Zones: 7 , 8 , 9 | Fall Color: Yellow , Red | Growth Rate: Fast
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Compton Oak (Quercus x comptoniae) is a natural hybrid between Overcup Oak and Live Oak, both noted to be among the toughest trees for urban environments. A handsome tree with good-looking foliage, Compton Oak exhibits traits of both its parents with adaptability to many soil types and, once established, impressive drought-tolerance.

Category: Large shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 7 to 9
Foliage: Dark green, similar to Q. lyrata but smaller
Fall Color: Can be nice red, yellow
Fruit: Acorns; wildlife food
Bark: Light colored, scaly texture
Texture: Medium
Shape: Rounded pyramid, broadens with age
Mature Size: 60' tall x 50' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Thrives on many sites; tolerant of poorer sites once established. Naturally occurs on low ground but doesn't tolerate long durations of flooding.
Native Habitat: Native to a range from South Carolina to Alabama