Type: Deciduous tree
Height: 35-50 feet
Spread: 35-50 feet
Native Range: Eastern US, statewide in Missouri
Ideal Site Requirements:
Soil: rich, moist acidic well-drained loams
Water: dry to medium
Sunlight needs: Full sun
Tolerates: drought, dry soil, shallow-rocky soil
Landscape use: Shade or lawn tree, street tree. Infrequently cultivated
Brief Description: Slow growing, long lived tree with rounded crown, adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions.
Wildlife Benefits: Acorns are source of food for wildlife
Possible Problems: Post oak is generally considered to be a low-maintenance, long-lived tree.
Oaks are 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: Unique wide-spreading branches reminiscent of southern live oak.
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