Quercus austrina

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Bluff Oak, Bastard White Oak


Plant Specifics

Size:60-75 ft ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:NA
Fruit Color:Brown
Noted for:-


Recommended Uses:Relatively small for an oak. Use as specimen tree or in a grove.
Availability:Friends, Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:



Birds, squirrels, racoons, deer and other wildlife eat the seeds.


Larval host for brown duskywing butterfly (Erynnis horatius), and gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus), and white-M hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album).

Native Habitats:Well drained bottomlands and bluffs.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures