Kindred Spirit Ware's Oak

Kindred Spirit® Ware’s Oak

Scientific Name

Quercus × warei ‘Nadler’

Order

Fagales

Family

Fagaceae

Type

Tree

Endangered Status

n/a

Number of Recorded Individuals at the Zoo

3

Kindred Spirit Ware's Oak

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Physical Description

Kindred Spirit® Ware’s oak is known for its slender, columnar structure, reaching only six feet in width at maturity. It produces one-inch-long, oval acorns among rounded, lobed, dark green leaves that turn reddish orange in the fall. This hybrid cultivar, selected at the University of Missouri, is a cross between Quercus bicolor swamp white oak and Quercus robar ‘Fastigiata’ columnar English oak. It prefers acidic soil in full sun and is an excellent specimen tree.

Native Range

From cultivation

USDA Hardiness Zone

4–9

Average Mature Height

40 feet

Flower Color

Not applicable

Flowering Months

Not applicable

Supports

Birds and small mammals

Yellow flowers

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