Availability : Out of Stock

Compton Oak Tree

Availability : Out of Stock
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 60 - 80 Feet
  • Mature Spread 70 Feet
  • Growing Zones 6 - 9

Compton Oak is a natural hybrid of Southern Live oak and Overcup oak and can thrive just about anywhere in North America. Quercus x comptoniae has a tall and upright growth habit that provides shade in urban areas or smaller suburban backyards. The combination of fast growth, larger acorn size, and the ability to retain its leaves through the winter make this tree highly desirable for the home landscape. 

Oak trees are considered keystone plants to support a wide variety of local and native wildlife. Compton Oak’s acorns are an important food source for birds and small and large mammals. Many local animals also use the dense foliage as shelter and nesting sites. The Compton Oak is tolerant of poor soils and short periods of seasonal flooding. Protection from deer and rabbits may be needed in locations with high animal populations. After the trees reach 6 feet tall, the protections can be removed. 

Compton Oak Care

A full sun location with good soil drainage is ideal for planting Compton Oak. Amend heavy clay soil with organic compost before planting to improve drainage. Plant trees so the root flare is slightly above the soil level. Select a site at least 20 feet away from overhead utility lines, garages, or other structures to allow for the mature spread of the tree. For continuous shade, plant Compton Oak at the southeast corner of a house or property. As the sun moves throughout the day, the tree will continuously cast shade. 

Consistent watering is important for the first few years until the tree is fully established in the landscape. Initially, water the tree every 2-3 days until new growth begins. After that, water about once a week to help the tree develop strong and deep roots during the first few growing seasons. Mulch with a thick layer of organic material such as compost or arborist chips in a ring around the tree. Mulch should never cover the root flare or touch the trunk. 

The timing of pruning is very important for oak trees. Pruning during the summer months increases the tree’s susceptibility to oak wilt, which is a deadly disease carried by beetles. The best time to prune is early spring or late fall. Only prune crossing branches or broken stems while the trees are still young. Compton Oak develops a more compact canopy than either of its parents and rarely requires heavy pruning once mature. 

Oak trees develop fruits commonly called acorns. Some years the trees produce more acorns than others because the trees are wind pollinated. Windy years allow the pollen to be spread more evenly across the trees, resulting in more fruit production.

Compton Oak Spacing

Always plant with the tree's mature height and spread in mind. The mature height for Compton Oak is 60-80 feet with a canopy spread of 20-40 feet. Place the tree at least 20 feet from building structures or overhead utility lines to prevent the need for heavy pruning in the future. Shallow-rooted perennials or annual plants are ideal to grow under Compton Oaks.

Compton Oak Tree Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 9
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 60 - 80 Feet
Mature Spread: 70 Feet
Spacing: 70 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description: Unnoticeable
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Foliage Interest
Common Name: Compton Oak Tree
Other Name(s): Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus x comptoniae

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

For more detailed information, please click here.

Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

For more information on how to care for your new plants, please click on our guide below.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

For more information, please click on our page below.

Guarantee and Warranty

Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

Click here for more detailed shipping information.

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations