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Quercus phellos

Willow Oak

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Quercus phellos (Willow Oak)

A 2005 Missouri Botanical Garden Plants of Merit winner. This useful tree has bright green leaves shaped like beefy willow leaves that turn yellow to russet red in fall. In youth, it is pyramidal but then the tree's habit becomes more oblong-oval. In late summer, acorns form providing food for wildlife.

Additional Information:


Height
40-60 Feet

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Spread
30-40 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

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Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Winter (Nov-Mar)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Nesting
Food/Small Animals