Tree Information

Specialities

Tolerances

Wet Soil: Medium

Dry Soil: Medium

Lime: Low

Quercus x bimunorum ‘Crimson Spire’ is an enchanting hybrid tree that was first introduced by J.Frank Schmidt & Son, Boring, Oregon, USA. It is a cross between Quercus robur ‘Fastigiate’ and Quercus alba.

‘Crimson Spire’ has an upright habit which resembles the Quercus Fastigiate. Its leaves are more similar to the Quercus alba in that they are dark green and shallow lobed. As autumn approaches, the foliage transforms into array of crimson, scarlet, orange and gold. Also like the alba, the ‘Crimson Spire’ is resistant to mildew.

With its elegant from and stunning autumn foliage, Quercus x bimundorum ‘Crimson Spire’ offers a captivating addition to any landscape. Due to its slender habit, it’s a great choice for projects with limited space.

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Size

Large

9m high x 3m wide after 25 years

Environment

A fantastic avenue and street tree. Will do well in industrial areas.

Canopy

Columnar tree. Base gets broader with age.

Foliage

Dark green leaves in summer, transforming to scarlets, crimsons, oranges and golds in autumn. Leaves are shallow lobed.

Fruit

Developing acorns are oval and green. Eventually turn brown.

Resilience

Like any soil as long as it is fertile and moist. It is resistant to frost, and can withstand wind and salt. Reasonably drought tolerant.

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