Kindred Spirit Ware's Oak

Kindred Spirit® Ware’s Oak

Scientific Name
Quercus × warei ‘Nadler’
Endangered Status
Number of Recorded Individuals at the Zoo

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
Average Mature Height
40 feet
Flower Color
Not applicable
Flowering Months
Not applicable
Birds and small mammals

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