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Willow Oak

Quercus phellos

Easy to Maintain Staff Favorite

Characteristics:
This deciduous oak tree is noted for its rounded oak form at maturity, willow-like leaves and relatively fast growth rate.

Growing Conditions:
Transplants more easily than most oaks due to a more fibrous root system. Prefers moist and well-drained soil but very adaptable. Good for wet locations.

Uses:
Nice oak for texture and form. Adaptable to urban conditions making it a wonderful street or boulevard tree.

Height:
40-60' at maturity

Width:
30-40' at maturity

Shape:
Oval to Rounded

Flowers:
Insignificant yellowish-green flowers

Leaves:
light green in spring, dark in summer. Fall color varies from yellow-brown to russet-red.

Bark:
Gray and rough with age having irregular furrows.

Native to bottomlands and floodplains from New York to Florida.