Quercus palustris

Botanical Name: Quercus palustris

Phonetic: Qwer-kus pal-US-tris

Common Name(s): Pin Oak/Swamp Oak

Family: Fagaceae
Origin: Eastern  and central United States
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Simple, pointed lobes, usually 5 points
Fall Color: Yellow, red, brown                            
Leaf Color: Glossy dark green
Texture: Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: April/Spring
Flower Color(s): Yellowish-green/insignificant
Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 4-8
Climate zone(s): 12-9, 14-24

Growth Rate: Fast                                             
Height: 50-80 Feet
Spread: 30-40 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/2 to wet
Soil: Well-drained soils with moderate amounts of water
Pest: Armillaria mellea (oak root fungus), Phytophthora spp. (crown rot), Phytophthora ramorum (‘sudden oak death’), aphids
Features: Tolerates periods of flooding, low maintenance, monoecious, acorns are small and flattened, fall color
Use: Shade tree, street tree, park tree

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