(Quercus texana )
The Beech Family (Fagaceae)

Large tree with alternate, deciduous, sharply lobed leaves; grayish-brown, slightly fissured, warty bark and spreading, drooping branches.


Flood plains and bottomlands.

Interesting Facts: 

Commonly found in Texas and much of the southern Mississippi River valley. Tannins found in several different parts of the tree used as astringent and for tanning. Excellent shade tree because of its long, straight trunk, sturdiness and showy crimson fall foliage.

Striped, reddish-brown oblong acorn, 1" long; cap covers about 1/2 of nut; matures in the fall after two years.
Males: long drooping catkins, yellow-green: Female: very small spikes in leaf axils
Wildlife value: 
Multiple parts of the tree provide food and cover for mammals, birds, and insects.
Leaf type: 
Wildlife value: 
Tree dimensions: 

Leaf length: 4.00-7.00 inches
Tree height: 75.00-120.00 feet

Where to find Nuttall Oak on the Louisiana State Arboretum Trails:

TER - Walker Terrace 21.0

Refer to our Live Map to locate this species and its interpretative signage on the trail system.