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Quercus 'Jefmir'

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Admiration Oak (Quercus 'Jefmir') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Admiration Oak

Admiration Oak

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Admiration Oak (Quercus 'Jefmir') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Admiration Oak bark

Admiration Oak bark

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Admiration Oak (Quercus 'Jefmir') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Admiration Oak foliage

Admiration Oak foliage

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Height:  40 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Description:

A tall, stately and very hardy hybrid oak tree with a distinctly pyramidal habit of growth; dark green foliage is glossy, and peeling bark is eye-catching on mature plants; ideal as a shade tree in home landscapes; extremely tough and adaptable

Ornamental Features

Admiration Oak has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy lobed leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The peeling dark brown bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Admiration Oak is a dense deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Admiration Oak is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Admiration Oak will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 300 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Shade  Articulation 
Applications
Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features