Ware’s Oak

Arbor Walk #79, TreeKeeper ID #2226

Selected from a batch of chance seedlings collected from the campus of University of Missouri Columbia, this cultivar is a cross between the upright form of the English Oak (Quercus robur f. fastigiata) and the Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor). The tree grows to quite a large size, with a distinct columnar form and beautiful yellow fall color. It is also very resistant to pests and diseases like borers and powdery mildew, making it a resilient landscaping choice.

The Ware’s Oak is a member of the subgenus of white oaks. These oaks are distinguishable from other oaks from their smooth lobe tips (no awns), their hairless leaf undersides, and their lighter, flakier bark. The acorns of white oaks are also less tannic, meaning that they require less processing to become safe and palatable.

Common NameWare’s Oak
Latin NameQuercus x warei,
Quercus robur f. fastigiata x Q. bicolor
Indigenous Name(s) 
Cultivar/Variety ‘Nadler’
Commercial Name KINDRED SPIRIT

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