Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 50-80 ft Width: 20-50 ft
Fruit Color: brown
Recommended Uses: Shade tree. Semi-evergreen with leaves falling just before new leaves emerge.
Considerations: Acorns can be a maintenance problem.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Many bird and animals consume the acorns.
Native Habitats: Floodplains, seep slopes, mesic secondary woods. May invade flatwoods if there is fire exclusion.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: Relatively short-lived relative to most oaks (70-100 yrs), but it is tolerant of a wide variety of soils and habitats.