Regal Prince Oak (Quercus ‘Regal Prince’)
A Creative Choice for Tight Spots
- Hardiness Range: 4 to 9
- Height: 20’+
- Spread: 12’-18’
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Fall Color: Yellow
Why We Love It:
The Regal Prince is tall, columnar (for an oak!), symmetrical, and has dark green foliage throughout the season. This tree is faster growing than most other oaks and can live to a ripe old age – allowing multiple generations to enjoy this beauty!
The Regal Prince is an excellent shade tree and can add a vertical accent to your home landscape. This tree loves full sunlight, is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and is highly tolerant of urban pollution. It also has excellent winter hardiness with resistance to wind and ice and is known to be resistant to powdery mildew and borers. Adding this tree to your yard will certainly attract migrant birds, songbirds and small mammals, such as squirrels.
The Regal Prince is a hybrid of English oak and Swamp white oak and its common name is Ware’s oak (which was named after George Ware, former Research Director at the Morton Arboretum in Illinois).
Know Before You Plant:
This tree produces fruit (acorns) and will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. It is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed and while the tree is still dormant to avoid attracting beetles that may carry oak wilt.
Where It Thrives: Residential and parks, city parkway/street, wide median.