pin oak - Fagaceae Quercus palustris

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QUPA2

Taxonomy

FamilyFagaceae
GenusQuercus
Speciespalustris
Common Namepin oak
iTree CodeQUPA2

Plant Form

FormTree: large, upright with narrow crown
Height80 feet
Spread40 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

FoliageLobed, lobes ending in a point; deep cut sinusesLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
BarkLight gray/brown & smooth when young, shallow furrows and rough ridges with age
BudTerminal bud red, pointed; often in clustersBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
TwigSlender, current year red/brown, shiny; then gray;
FlowerYellow-green catkins
FruitRound acorn with a scaled cap, covering less than a 1/4 of the acorn, strips visible
Fall Colordark red

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min4aMin4.5SoilModerate
Max8aMax6.5SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantModerateUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada