We find Hill’s to be the most variable oak we grow. Some trees have small leaves, some have large leaves, some are deeply lobed, some are not, most keep their leaves, some don’t, but all have great scarlet-red fall color. Grows on sandy soils and heavy cla ... y soils, frequently with bur oak. When full grown, it is small in stature compared to other oaks. Does well as a street tree. Many people use it as a screen by leaving it low branched. Requires full sun.