Quercus incana

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Bluejack Oak


Plant Specifics

Size:Small tree.  Can be a shade tree for small yards.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Inconspicuous
Fruit Color:Brown
Noted for:-


Recommended Uses:Small tree in sandhill and other sandy-loam settings.  
Considerations:Does not handle root disturbance well (is noted for disappearing if land is managed by rollerchopping)
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Short very dry periods ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Short very dry periods ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
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:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic



Acorns provide food for selected birds, squirrels, raccoons, and deer.


Importnt food source for some species of moths and butterflies.

Native Habitats:Sandhill

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


Ethnobotany:Has been used for a number of medicinal uses.  Astringent.