Quercus x brittonii (Q. ilicifolia x marilandica; ferruginea hybrida) Britton’s oak Fagaceae QUXBR; R, pr (planted), ro, t, x;

    

Quercus x brittonii.Courtesy of Jan De Langhe, Gent University Botanical Garden.oaks.of.the.world.free.fr.

Quercus x brittonii.Courtesy of Jan De Langhe, Gent University Botanical Garden.oaks.of.the.world.free.fr. (Accessed 9/2014).

Quercus x brittonii is a shrub or small tree. 

Leaves alternate, egg-shaped, leathery; base wedge-shaped; 1-3 lobes each side; dark green above, hairs on veins; grey-green,  yellowish hairy below; good fall color (Hélardot 2015).

Flowers: Monoecious, males in catkins. Females solitary or few together.

Fruit: Acorns

Wetland status: NL

Frequency in NYC: Rare, but not listed by New York State.

Origin: Native.

Habitat: Found in open, dry sandy soil but apparently hardy in other habitats.