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Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
8 – 10
40 – 80
60 – 100
Short trunk; crown very wide-spreading with horizontal branching
Best in full sun or partial shade
Best in moist, well-drained soils with high organic content
inconspicuous hanging catkins
acorn 1  long
Landscape use:
Magnificent shade tree, great for streets, golf courses and campuses. Not suitable for small areas
Native range is Virginia to Florida, west to Mexico;introduced 1739
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


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Arboretum Consultant

Michael A. Dirr

Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

Arboretum Consultant

Richard C. Webel

Richard C. Webel is managing director of Innocenti & Webel LLC, a renowned firm that specializes in architecture, landscape architecture and strategic planning. He collaborated on A Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel, published by Harvard University in 1997. In addition to presenting lectures throughout the United States, he has also appeared on CNBC and CNN.