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Quercus palustris Quercus palustris

Common Name(s):

  • Pin Oak
Description

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.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#deciduous#fall color#shade tree#rain garden#native tree#tsc#showy fruit#park#lawn#wet sites#cpp#deer resistant#acorns
Cultivars:
Tags:
#deciduous#fall color#shade tree#rain garden#native tree#tsc#showy fruit#park#lawn#wet sites#cpp#deer resistant#acorns
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Quercus
    Species:
    palustris
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Poisonous
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Design Feature:
    Shade Tree
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Wet Soil