Quercus stellata

post oak

Fagaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 40-50 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Shade tree. Branches may be quite twisty giving it an interesting form. Can also be used as a street tree and for ecosystem restoration.
Considerations: Acorn drop can be a maintenance issue.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Acorns appreciated by squirrels and other wildlife including some birds.
Native Habitats: Sandhill, pine-oak-hickory woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B