Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

Notice: The garden will open late April 10 at 1:00pm


Plant Collection

Bender oak
Quercus x benderi

Catalog No. 32-0145-A
Height:
Spread: 90 feet
DBH: 6.2 feet

Native to eastern North America. This magnificent specimen is a natural hybrid between the native scarlet (Q. coccinea) and red oaks (Q. rubra). Although its exact age is unknown, we suspect that it well predates the Morrises and may be up to 250 years old. It anchors the 'top of the hill' of Compton and provides a dramatic gateway to the garden. Look for its wonderful branch structure in winter, lustrous green leaves in summer, and russet red fall color.


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