northern pin oak - Fagaceae Quercus ellipsoidalis

Taxonomy

FamilyFagaceae
GenusQuercus
Speciesellipsoidalis
Common Namenorthern pin oak
iTree CodeQUEL

Plant Form

FormTree: open irregularly rounded crown
Height90 feet
Spread80 feet
DeciduousNo

Identification Description

FoliageLeaves have five main lobes with fairly deep and rounded sinuses, each main node may have several secondary lobes, each lobe concludes in pointed tipLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
BarkLight gray to brown, becoming more ridged and furrowed with age
Budovoid, light brownish red, rounded to pointed tipBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
TwigSmooth to lustrous, grayish brown to green or brownish red
FlowerMonoecious imperfect, male flowers form on pendulous catkins red to tannish red; female flowers develop at base of leaf petioles from current year's growth, red
Fruitacorn, cap 1/4 length of nut, matures in the second year
Fall Colordeep red

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3aMin5.5SoilModerate
Max5bMax7.5SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantHighNo

Species Status

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