Post Oak (Quercus stellata)


34 in stock


Type: Deciduous tree

Family: Fagaceae

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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