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Quercus palustris

Quercus palustris
Quercus palustris

 

Although the Pin Oak tends to prefer soil that is more on the acidic side they will adapt to Okanagan soils if planted in burms with amended topsoil. They are a long lived tree with horizontal branching habit and fall colour ranging from yellow to orange red, depending on the strain. Very little maintenance is required on this slow growing large tree.

Botanical Name: Quercus palustris

Common Name: Pin Oak

Plant Type: Shade Tree

Habit: Pyramidal when young broadening with age

Growth Rate: Medium to slow

Size: 50-60’ h, 25-40’ w

Soil Type: Prefers moist loam

Soil pH: Acidic

Water: Medium

Exposure: Full sun

Flowering: Catkins in spring, not showy

Fruit: Acorns

Foliage Colour: Glossy, dark green leaves turn yellow brown, bronze or red in fall

Propagation:  Fibrous root system makes it easier to transplant than other oaks when young

Additional Attributes: Moderately drought tolerant

 

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