Shingle Oak

Common Name: Shingle Oak

Scientific Name: Quercus imbriaria

Family: Fagacaea

Type: Deciduous

Habitat: Woodlands, Meadows, Slopes, Along Streams and Rivers

Native: Yes

Height: Up to 70 feet

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil: Well drained, Adaptable

Description: Shingle Oak is a deciduous oak tree that is native to the Eastern United States and grows most abundantly in woodlands, meadows, or slopes along the Ohio River Valley. Unlike most oak trees, which have lobed leaves, the Shingle Oak can be identified by its glossy, dark green, oblong leaves. The Shingle Oak, which can grow up to 70 feet tall, can grow in a variety of soil and light conditions, but prefers rich, well-drained soil and full sun. These photos of a Shingle Oak were taken by the Mahan Lane at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.