Quercus phellos

Willow Oak

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Medium, 1-2' per year Pyramidal in youth, dense oblong-oval to rounded crown at maturity
Mature Height - 40-60'; (90-100' in ideal situations)
Mature Width - 30-40'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Pendulous yellow-brown catkins
Fruit - Acorn, solitary or paired, thin saucer like cap
Leaf - Alternate, simple, lance shaped, tipped with a bristle, medium to dark green
Fall Color - Yellow, bronze-orange, yellow-brown, russet red
Bark - On old trunks, lightly ridged and furrowed, gray-brown
Other Features - Known to withstand -25 degrees F
Possible Use - Street tree, commercial establishments, golf courses, parks
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Transplants better than most Quercus species because of more fibrous root system, should be moved during winter. Prefers moist, well drained soil but can adapt to nearly impossible habitats. Zone 5-9.
Native Habitat - Bottomlands, floodplains and adjacent slopes, NY to FA, west to MO, OK, TX. Intro 1723
Diseases and Insects - None serious
Strength - Best oak for overall texture and form, splendid street tree
Weakness -

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- Other plants with the common name Oak.
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