Native, slow-growing oak which eventually develops a capacious crown and a stately presence. OSU: "Likes dry soil in summer, deep tap root, summer watering can cause root rot, therefore not suitable in an irrigated lawn. Good shelter for rhododendrons. Leaves are susceptible to insect induced galls. Like many other oaks, they also occasionally form large galls, as wide as 5 cm or more. These so-called 'oak apples' are in response to the placement of the eggs of a specific wasp on the midrib of leaves." Features: native, wildlife. Full sun.