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Quercus falcata

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Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Branches don't droop, and resist breakage.

Native to Southeastern United States.

Family: Fagaceae

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 50 - 80 feet.

Width: 40 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Ovate, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Green. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Acorn, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Wildlife use it.

Bark Dark Brown to Black, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 4 - 9.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Caterpillars, Armillaria.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Mammals.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Shade Tree or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Quercus falcata Tree Record." 1995-2021. Jan 18, 2021.
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