Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissima)

Sawtooth oak tree limb with acornsRow of Sawtooth oak trees

Sawtooth oak trees are quick growing oaks that begin to produce acorns at an early age. Sawtooths are native to Asia but have become an established oak tree in the U.S., in large part due to their desirability as a food source for wildlife.

Typically, Sawtooth oak trees begin producing acorns when the trees are five to seven years old. Unlike many oaks, Sawtooths usually produce heavy acorn crops every year, providing a reliable food source that draws in wildlife year after year.

Sawtooths are the first oaks to drop their acorns in the fall. The acorns drop between late September and the end of October, well before most other oaks. Deer, turkey, and other animals crave Sawtooth acorns and quickly devour them after they fall to the ground.

Sawtooth oak trees will grow in a wide variety of soil types. However, for best results Sawtooths should be planted in areas with fertile, well-drained soils that receive full sunlight.

* Sawtooth oaks will not survive in sights that are flooded for more than 24 hours during the summer or in areas that are densely shaded.

  • Growing Zones:
  • Height at Maturity:
  • Acorn Drop Period:
  • Preferred Soil pH:
  • Sunlight Requirements:
  • 5 to 9
  • 70+ Feet
  • Sept. to Oct.
  • 5.0 to 7.0
  • Full to Mostly Sunny
  • Bare-root 1-yr-old, 10" to 20" tall:
  • $2.09 ea.
  • 299 Available
  • Bare-root 1-yr-old, 20" to 36"+ tall:
  • $3.49 ea.
  • 375 Available
  • Bare-root 2-yr-old, 28" to 40"+ tall:
  • $5.99 ea.
  • 100 Available

Current inventory numbers are conservative estimates. We will have accurate inventories in mid November after the trees have finished their growing cycle.

*Sawtooth oaks cannot be sold or shipped to Wisconsin and are considered non-hardy in most parts of Minnesota.

Sawtooths ship between Dec. 15th and April 30th. See our Shipping page for more information.

We unable to ship Sawtooth oak to Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, North Dakota, Oregon, Wisconsin, Wyoming, or outside the United States.

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