Type: Deciduous tree
Spread: 30-50 feet
Native Range: Southeastern US, southeastern corner of Missouri
Ideal Site Requirements:
Soil: acidic, moist loam
Water: medium to wet
Sunlight needs: full sun
Tolerates: erosion, wet soil
Landscape use: good oak for low lying areas
Brief Description: Medium to large tree with tight narrow rounded crown, very large leaves, acorns can be eaten raw.
Wildlife Benefits: Acorns are a favorite of a number of mammals and birds.
Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.
Stand out Features: Thrives in wet swampy areas but also quite tolerant of dry conditions.
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