northern pin oak - Fagaceae Quercus ellipsoidalis


Common Namenorthern pin oak
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Plant Form

FormTree: open irregularly rounded crown
Height90 feet
Spread80 feet

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 tip Leaf Type  Information Icon Simple
BarkLight gray to brown, becoming more ridged and furrowed with age
Budovoid, light brownish red, rounded to pointed tip Bud Arrangement Information Icon Alternate
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 zones pH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3a Min5.5 SoilModerate
Max5b Max7.5 SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
Intolerant High No

Species Status

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