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Quercus michauxii/Cow Oak

Quercus michauxii / Quercus michauxii
Foliage in early autumn
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Foliage in early autumn

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Large mature tree on the LSU campus


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Scientific Name: Quercus michauxii
Common Name: Cow Oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 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: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: Cow oak is an outstanding shade tree with an oval form, coarse texture, and ash-gray bark. The long-lived, very large oak has excellent fall color with leaves turning a reddish-maroon color. Wildlife eat the large acorns which may be produced on an annual basis.