Pin Oak

Quercus palustris

SKU
06945
Large, pyramidal form, the foliage displays scarlet to russet fall color. Deciduous, but much of the foliage will persist through winter. Intriguing brownish gray bark. An excellent lawn specimen.
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Botanical PronunciationKWER-kus pa-LUS-tris
LoreMany of the oldest British and European oaks venerated by the Druids where cut down for ship timbers during the periods of the Spanish and English Empires.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 40 to 60 ft. tall, 35 to 40 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis oak makes a stunning street or park tree. It's well suited to residential landscaping as a specimen, grove or shade producer in ground or lawn. Uniformity of growth is perfect to flank a vehicular entry or line the driveway. Use to anchor ends of large homes into the ground or separate them from neighbors.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Prefers deep, acidic, loamy, well-drained soils with consistent moisture, but highly adaptable to poorly drained and soggy soils. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed in early spring. Prune to removed dead or damaged branches in winter.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8

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