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Quercus phellos/Willow Oak

Quercus phellos / Quercus phellos
Narrow willow-like leaves
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Narrow willow-like leaves

Tip ends of branches

Summer foliage

Row of willow oaks planted along a street

Street tree planting

A canopy of willow oaks

A relatively young tree


Summer foliage


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Scientific Name: Quercus phellos
Common Name: Willow Oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: over 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Spring
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: Has an upright form and makes it a valuable street tree. A long-lived tree that grows up to 100 feet tall and obtains a width of up to 80 feet. Fine texture for an oak. It is subject to wind damage due to shallow roots. Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions. This red oak only produces acorns every two years and they are eaten by wildlife.