- Common Name(s):
- Cherry bark oak, Cherrybark oak
- Native Plants, Trees
The Quercus pagoda or Cherrybark oak is a deciduous tree that may grow 60 to 90 feet fall. The bark is initially smooth but develops small scaly ridges with are quite rough.
Regions: Piedmont, Coastal Plains
Seasons of Interest:
Bloom: Spring Fruit/Seed/Nut: Fall
Wildlife Value: The Cherrybark Oak is moderately resistant to damage from deer. It is a host plant for the Banded Hairstreak, Edwards' Hairstreak, Gray Hairstreak, White-M Hairstreak Horace's Duskywing and the Juvenal's Duskywing butterflies. The Acorns are eaten by woodpeckers, white-breasted nuthatches, blue jays, ducks, small mammals, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer and black bear.
- 60-90 ft.
- In the spring, the Cherrybark oak produces small, yellow-green, cylindrical, male flowers. Its small, green, female spikes also mature. This tree produces a 1/2" acorn with an orange-brown, hairy, scaly cap that covers about 1/3 of the nut. The acorn requires two growing seasons to reach maturity.
NCCES plant id: 3177