Cherrybark Oak often attain heights of 100 to 130 feet and diameters of 35 to 60 inches, making it among the largest of the red oaks in the South.  It is one of the hardiest and fastest growing oaks.  It grows well on more sites than any other bottomland oaks except perhaps willow and water oaks.  Diameter growth typically ranges from 3 to 6 inches per decade.  Cherrybark Oak provides nice red fall color and is relatively disease resistant.  It also makes an excellent candidate for wildlife food plots because of its acorn production and is an excellent reforestation and timber tree known to live for centuries under the right conditions. Leaves are alternate, simple, 6 to 7 inches long; margin with 5 to 11 lobes.  Leaves are shiny dark green above, pale and with yellowish or grayish color below during the summer changing too reddish-brown in the fall.