SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, San Luis Obispo, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
May become chlorotic in alkaline soil. Brown leaves tend to hang on the tree in fall.
Native to Eastern United States.
Additional Common Names
PIN OAK, SWAMP OAK
Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Conical, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 50 - 70 feet.
Width: 30 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Elliptic and Lobed, Glossy Dark Green, Bronze, Red, Gold or Multicolored, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Acorn, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.
Bark Black, Dark Brown or Dark Gray, Furrowed, Scaly or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 10 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet to Moist Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Scales, Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy and Poisonous Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Birds and Squirrels.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Quercus palustris Tree Record." 1995-2019. Feb 23, 2019.
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