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Quercus palustrisQuercus palustris

pin oak, swamp oak, Spanish oak

Photograph(s) by*: PLANTS RM91

Characteristics

Height: 50-80'
Spread: 50-75'
Flowers: Apr.-May; yellow-green
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; light brown; nut/nut-like
Fall color: red

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4.5-6.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy

Habitat

wet to mesic bottomlands or upland flats

Native to

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

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

popular shade tree; fall color; acorns food for wildlife; leaves may persist into winter



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1233.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004