SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Louisiana State Arboretum - Ville Platte, LA and Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Native to Eastern United States.
Additional Common Names
POST OAK, IRON OAK
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.
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 >