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POST OAK
Quercus stellata

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Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Louisiana State Arboretum - Ville Platte, LA and Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR

General Notes

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Native to Eastern United States.

Family: Fagaceae

Additional Common Names

POST OAK, IRON OAK

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 40 - 50 feet.

Width: 35 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Ovate, Green, Bronze, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Brown. 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 Wildlife use it.

Bark Gray Brown, Blocky or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 3 - 10 and 18 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Chestnut Blight, Oak Wilt.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Mammals.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip or Shade Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Quercus stellata Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 24, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/quercus-stellata >

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