Georgia Oak

Quercus georgiana Fagaceae

Growth habit



Long-lived polycarpic perennial

Native distribution



Schnee Oak Collection

Source of plant

Guy Sternberg, Mail-Order Natives


Deciduous shrub reaching 1.5-4 m in height with a broad habit and glabrous twigs. Leaves ovate to obovate, 6-12 cm long, acute, sinuate to pinnately cleft, lyre-formed, lobed, the apical lobes are largest and triangular, pubescent when young, later glabrous and bright green above, lighter beneath, slightly tomentose only in the vein axils, fall color orange and scarlet. Fruits paired or soliatary on a very short, thick stalk, the acorn oval, acute, about 1 m long, nearly half enclosed within the hemispherical cup, this glossy on the interior.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

fall color