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Pin Oak

Botanical Name
Quercus palustris
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 8
Height
60 to 70 feet
Width
25 to 40 feet
Flowers
May: yellow-green catkin - male; inconspicuous spikes - female
Fruit
Acorn, small cup sits on nut, pin on bottom of nut
Fall Color
Russet bronze or red
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained, acidic
Planting & Care
  • Transplants easily
  • Tolerates wet clay soils and some urban settings
Problems
Chlorosis in alkaline soils, galls
Varieties
  • Crown Right - upright with ascending branches
  • Sovereign - lacks pendulous lower branches, excellent vigor

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