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Quercus stellata

Post Oak

Pronunciation
KWER-kus stell-AY-tuh
Family
Genus
Nativity

Southern Massachusetts to Florida, west to Iowa and Texas

Growth Habit

Dense, round crown and stout, spreading branches.

Hardiness
5
Culture

Rocky woods and slopes, full sun and dry soils.

Facultative Status
Upland
Landscape Use

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.

Foliage

Dark green in summer. Alternate, simple, star-shaped leaf; branched hair that covers both sides of leaf; Red fall color.

Buds

Buds are shorter, glabrous, red-brown in color.

Bark

Gray-brown with ridges and furrows.

Flower

Insignificant yellowish-green flowers in separate male and female catkins appear in spring as the leaves emerge.

Fruit

Acorn

Propagation

Seed

Pests
None serious.

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