94-08 – One of the best hybrid oaks for fall color, the Swain Oak (Quercus xswainii) combines the most ornamental features of its parent species Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra) and Hill’s Oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis). Our tree was grown from a large old specimen growing naturally on the grounds of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and selected for its intermediate characteristics, displaying features from both parents. Acorns mature in two years.
Location: 39.821725 N, 89.661241 W
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