Quercus falcata

Spanish oak, southern red oak

Fagaceae

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 60-80 ft    Width: 60-70 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Fall color

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Shade tree.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Squirrels and other animals eat the acorns.
Native Habitats: Pine-oak-hickory woods, dry bluffs, sinks, secondary woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Other Comments: Like most oaks, the leaves are highly variable with leaves in the upper parts of the tree generally being more finely divided.