Quercus stellata

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Post Oak

Fagaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Size:40-50 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:NA
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:-

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: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- 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:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Acorns appreciated by squirrels and other wildlife including some birds.

Insects:
 

Larval host for the white-M butterfly and Horace's duskywing.

Native Habitats:Sandhill, pine-oak-hickory woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures