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Quercus falcata var. pagodifolia /Cherry Bark Oak


Typical reddish colored bark on the cherry bark oak

Another view of trunk

Summer foliage


Foliage is somewhat glossy

Close-up of foliage

Handsome autumn color on the cherry bark oak

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Scientific Name: Quercus falcata var. pagodifolia
Common Name: Cherry Bark Oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: over 50 feet
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Comments: Absent from pinelands, except along streams. It is well adapted to growing in the heavy soils found in major river bottoms. A quick grower that can produce marketable timber in 20 years or less. A long lived species with a rounded to oval form that is used as a shade tree. As a red oak it only produces acorns every second year.