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Quercus stellataQuercus stellata

post oak, iron oak

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 35-50'
Spread: 35-50'
Flowers: Apr.-Jun.; yellow-green
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; light brown to almost black; nut/nut-like
Fall color: brown

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 4.8-7
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

upland dry ridges to more mesic flatwoods

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

acorns food



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1236.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004