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Quercus stellata

Post Oak

Oak

Comments

A beautiful medium-sized shade tree with a shapely upright rounded habit of growth; best for larger landscapes; extremely tough and adaptable and prefers acidic soils; good drought tolerance

Description

A beautiful medium-sized shade tree with a shapely upright rounded habit of growth; best for larger landscapes; extremely tough and adaptable and prefers acidic soils; good drought tolerance

Landscape Attributes

Post Oak is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting squirrels to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Post Oak is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Shade

Planting & Growing

Post Oak will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 50 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 250 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

50 feet

50 feet

acidic

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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