New Madrid Oak

15-1     The New Madrid oak (Quercus nuttallii × palustris) is a new hybrid tree cultivar from Starhill Forest Arboretum. It develops purple spring color and red fall color and has a uniform pyramidal crown. Resembling its staminate parent pin oak in form, it does not suffer from the chlorosis problems typical of that species here in the Midwest. It also resembles its pistillate parent Nuttall’s oak but is much more cold hardy than that species in our local climate. The coloration, hardiness, soil adaptability, and habit combine the best features of both parents.   


39.81967 N, 89.66336 W

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