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Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
8 – 10
Height:
40 – 80
Spread:
60 – 100
Habit:
Short trunk; crown very wide-spreading with horizontal branching
Light:
Best in full sun or partial shade
Soil:
Best in moist, well-drained soils with high organic content
Flowers:
inconspicuous hanging catkins
Fruit:
acorn 1  long
Landscape use:
Magnificent shade tree, great for streets, golf courses and campuses. Not suitable for small areas
History:
Native range is Virginia to Florida, west to Mexico;introduced 1739
Pests\Problems:
Pests: gall insects; Problems: root rot in coastal areas
Significant Features:
May be trained to multiple trunk growth; one of the few evergreen oaks; slow growth rate; tolerant of wind-borne salt spray; strong wood