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Pin Oak

Quercus palustris

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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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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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
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureFall Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsBurning Bush (Euonymus); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Spirea (Spiraea); Magnolia (Magnolia); Serviceberry (Amelanchier)

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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