Quercus pagoda

Cherrybark Oak

Fagaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:NA
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Hurricane wind resistance

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Shade tree. This is a large oak.
Considerations:Fallen/falling acorns can be a maintenance issue.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
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:Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

  • Acorns are eaten by woodpeckers, white-breasted nuthatches, blue jays, ducks, small mammals, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer and black bear
  • Provides cover to birds and squirrels for resting and nesting
.

Insects:
 

Host plant for the Banded Hairstreak, Edwards' Hairstreak, Gray Hairstreak, White-M Hairstreak Horace's Duskywing and the Juvenal's Duskywing butterflies

Other insect feeders include leafhoppers, aphids, treehoppers, lace bugs, plant bugs, leaf beetles, weevils, long-horned beetles, gall wasps, walkingsticks, and moth caterpillars

Native Habitats:Floodplains of large rivers, predominantly the greater Apalachicola River system.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:Considered to be a valuable timber tree.
General Comments:The range map for this species suggests that it might occur in the ApalachicolaRiver floodplains even where it had not been documented.