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Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)

Scientific Name: Quercus phellos
Available Size: 3-4′

18 in stock

SKU: 37 Categories: ,

Type: Deciduous tree

Family: Fagaceae

Height:40-75 feet

Spread: 25-50 feet

Native Range: Southeastern US, southeastern counties in Missouri

Ideal Site Requirements:

Soil: moist well-drained soils

Water: medium to wet

Sunlight needs: full sun

Tolerates: clay soil, wet soil, air pollution

Landscape use: shade tree, street tree, rain garden

Brief Description: Large tree with willow-like leaves and relatively fast growth rate. Normally found in wet or low bottomland areas, but is adaptable to a variety of soil conditions.

Possible Problems: Willow oak is generally considered to have good resistance to pests and to be a low-maintenance, long-lived tree. Oaks in general can be susceptible to a large number of diseases, including oak wilt, chestnut blight, shoestring root rot, anthracnose, oak leaf blister, cankers, leaf spots and powdery mildew. Potential insect pests include scale, oak skeletonizer, leaf miner, galls, oak lace bugs, borers, caterpillars and nut weevils. 

Stand out Features: Adaptable tree for street platings, large lawns and  open spaces. Small leaves and acorns make it probably the easiest native oak to clean up after.

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