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Kindred Spirit® Ware’s Oak

Swan Pond Waterfall Overlook

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 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

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