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Willow Oak

Quercus phellos

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.146 W94 52.959

Trail Number:
T14

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Description

Family:
Fagaceae

Foliage:
Leaves simple, alternate, lance-shaped, 2 to 5.5 inches long, .33 to I inch wide, Light to bright green in summer, yellow to yellow-brown in fall

Native Locale:
New York to Florida, west to Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas

Mature Height:
40 to 60 feet

Mature Width:
30 to 40 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 5 to 9

Soil Preference:
Prefers moist, well-drained soils but can adapt

Growth Habit:
Pyramidal in youth, developing a dense oblong- oval to rounded crown at maturity

Rate of Growth:
Medium 1 to 2' per year

Disease and Insect:
None serious

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Good for street, golf courses and parks.

Photos

Leaf - Willow OakSummer - Willow OakSummer '08 - Willow Oak