- Common Name(s):
- Pin oak
- Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Trees
Young trees and lower branches of older trees hold leaves throughout winter; fibrous root system; transplants well; red fall color. Makes an excellent shade tree or addition to a rain garden. It tolerates wet soil.
Seasons of Interest:
Foliage: Fall, red
Wildlife Value: This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.
Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems: Potential insect pests include scale, oak skeletonizer, leaf miner, galls, oak lace bugs, borers, caterpillars and nut weevils. Pin oak is infrequently attacked by the common diseases of oaks. Chlorosis (yellowing of leaves) occurs in alkaline soils and can cause damage to this tree.
- 60-80 ft.
- Insignificant, pollen flowers in drooping, elongated clusters. Fruit a showy 0.5 in. acorn
- Sun; range of soil types including wet soil. This species has been known to tolerate flooded conditions for extended periods of time.
- Pyramidal; dense; pendulous lower branches; loses lower limbs with age
- Full sun
- Northeastern United States, southeastern Canada
- Poison Part:
- Acorns (seeds of nuts) and young leaves.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Stomach pain, constipation and later bloody diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination
- EDIBLE PARTS: Acorns (nuts) are edible after tannins are leached or boiled out. HARVEST TIME: Only collect nutsfrom areas you kn
- Toxic Principle:
- Gallotannins, quercitrin, and quercitin.
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
- Found in:
- Forest or natural areas; landscape as ornamental and shade trees.
- 40-50 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 3 to 6 in. alternate, simple leaves; 5 to 7 deeply cut lobes; russet, bronze, red fall color
NCCES plant id: 2172