Regal Prince® Oak

Botanical Name: Quercus x bicolor ‘Long’

Alternate Name: Regal Prince Columnar Oak, Quercus x warei ‘Long’, Quercus robur x bicolor ‘Long’

The Regal Prince® Oak is an attractive, long-lived, medium sized deciduous tree. It is a cross between the Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor) and the English Oak (Quercus robur ‘Fastigiata’). ‘Long’ refers to the tall, symmetrical, thin, oval or columnar shaped canopy with upright growing branches. It grows to a height of 40-60 feet tall with a spread of 20-25 feet. 

The flowers of the Regal Prince® Oak are catkins. They emerge in the spring, along with the leaves, as greenish-yellow separate male and female flowers. The fruits are oval shaped acorns that grow up to 1 inch in length and are borne on long stalks.

The leaves are dark green, leathery with pale green undersides similar to the Swamp White Oak. They are obovate (wider toward the tip than the base), with 6 to 8 pairs of lobes. In the fall, the leaves turn radiant shades of red, orange, yellow, and brown.

Regal Prince® Oak is a tough tree with a high resistance to powdery mildew and excellent cold hardiness and wind resistance. It tolerates a variety of pH and soil conditions, as well as urban pollution, but should not be allowed to dry out.

Height: 40-60 ft.

Width: 20-25 ft.

Shape: Oval, Columnar

Flower Color: Yellowish-Green

Flowering Time: April

Fall Color: Yellow, Purple, Red

Features: Attractive narrow form

Exposure: Full Sun

Watering: Moderate & Regular, should not be allowed to dry out

Soil: Prefers slightly acidic, moist, well-drained loam, but tolerates a variety of soil conditions.

Growth Rate: Slow-Moderate

USDA Zones: 4-9

Uses: Lawn tree, shade tree, park tree, street tree, vertical accent, group plantings

Similar trees: Quercus macrocarpa (Bur Oak), Quercus palustris (Pin Oak), Quercus phellos (Willow Oak), Quercus shumardii (Shumard Oak), Quercus bicolor (Swamp White Oak), Quercus robur x alba 'Scarlet Letter' (Scarlet Letter Oak)

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