Southern Massachusetts to Florida, west to Iowa and Texas
Dense, round crown and stout, spreading branches.
Rocky woods and slopes, full sun and dry soils.
Great sculpting tree in old age, sprawling, grows well in dry areas Post Oak isn't common in ornamental settings, but is quite common in the Mississippi valley where its native.
Dark green in summer. Alternate, simple, star-shaped leaf; branched hair that covers both sides of leaf; Red fall color.
Buds are shorter, glabrous, red-brown in color.
Gray-brown with ridges and furrows.
Insignificant yellowish-green flowers in separate male and female catkins appear in spring as the leaves emerge.