Oak Tree (Quercus)

The “mighty oak” is just what its name suggests. The oak is a native, broad-leafed deciduous tree with a full range of outstanding fall colors of yellows, oranges and reds.

Some varieties have a potential to spiral upward to 100 feet in height at maturity and spreads a dense canopy between 85 to 135 feet wide.

Oaks produce acorns which are an excellent source of food for wildlife.

The Pin Oak is a smaller variety that reaches 75 feet high and 40 feet wide. It has a pyramidal growth habit and is one of the faster growing oaks (12-15 feet over 5-7 years). This tree is dense and twiggy and has a unique branching pattern.

Keep in mind if planting an Oak that it needs ample room to grow and develop.

Attracts: Banded HairstreakHorace's DuskywingRed-banded HairstreakCalifornia Sister,  and more

Color(s): Yellow, orange, red

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Soil: Fertile and well-drained

Average Height: 75 ft. - 100 ft.

Average Spread: 40 ft. - 135 ft.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 3 - 10

Note: Moderate water

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