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Quercus phellos

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

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

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

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

Height: 25'-50'

Bloom Time: March, April, May

Bloom Color: yellow

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, fall interest, ornamental foliage, shade tree

Quercus phellos (willow oak)
  • Quercus phellos (willow oak)
  • Quercus phellos (willow oak)
  • Quercus phellos (willow oak)
  • Quercus phellos (willow oak)

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Description

Quercus phellos

Also known as:

willow oak

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Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Quercus phellos is commonly known as willow oak, due to its narrow leaves, resembling those of willows. It is a medium-sized tree, rarely exceeding a height of 50' in cultivation.

Cultivation

Prefers moist, well drained soil, but is adaptable to less favorable conditions, including clay with poor drainage. Does well in urban settings, though its mature size should be taken into consideration.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

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

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: NY, PA
  • Threatened: IL

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 phellos willow oak