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Pin Oak

Quercus palustris

Pronunciation: KWER-kus pa-LUS-tris
SKU #06945

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Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Quickly reaches 40 to 60 ft. tall, 35 to 40 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Pyramidal
Design Ideas This 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.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Burning Bush (Euonymus); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Spirea (Spiraea); Magnolia (Magnolia); Serviceberry (Amelanchier)
Care 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.
Lore Many 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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