The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section IV. Deciduous Ornamental Trees

The Yellow oak. Quercus Prinus acuminata.

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The Yellow oak. (Q. Prinus acuminata.) The Yellow oak may be found scattered through our woods over nearly the whole of the Union. Its leaves are lanceolate, and regularly toothed, light green above, and whitish beneath; the acorns small. It forms a stately tree, 70 feet high; and the branches are more upright in their growth, and more clustering, as it were, round the central trunk, than other species. The beauty of its long pointed leaves, and their peculiar mode of growth, recommend it to mingle with other trees, to which it will add variety.