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Quercus falcata

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Trees, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: acid, average, poor, loam, clay, sand

Height: 50'-70'

Bloom Time: March, April, May

Bloom Color: yellow

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: attracts birds, drought tolerant, fall interest, shade tree

Quercus falcata (southern red oak)
  • Quercus falcata (southern red oak)
  • Quercus falcata (southern red oak)
  • Quercus falcata (southern red oak)
  • Quercus falcata (southern red oak)

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Description

Quercus falcata

Also known as:

southern red oak

,

Spanish oak

Scientific Synonyms:

Quercus triloba

Cultivation

Quercus falcata is adaptable to very poor and depleted soils. One of the fastest growing species of oak.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: PA
  • Threatened: OH

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Fagales
Family Fagaceae Beech family
Genus Quercus oak
Species Quercus falcata southern red oak