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Quercus palustris

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

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

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: acid, loam, clay

Height: 50'-70'

Bloom Time: March, April, May

Bloom Color: yellow, green, brown

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7

Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, attracts hummingbirds, fall interest, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, shade tree, showy fruit, stream margin plant

Quercus palustris (pin oak)
  • Quercus palustris (pin oak)
  • Quercus palustris (pin oak)
  • Quercus palustris (pin oak)
  • Quercus palustris (pin oak)

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Description

Quercus palustris

Also known as:

pin oak

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Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Quercus palustris bears deep green foliage that will turn deep red in fall, and persist through winter.

Cultivation

Lacking a tap root, it requires consistently moist soil, and will even tolerate having "wet feet" and occasional flooding, in poorly drained, heavy soil.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, TN, VA, WI, WV

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 palustris pin oak