Willow Oak Tree

Willow Oak Tree

Willow Oak Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Quercus phellos
Hardiness Zones:   5 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Moderate to rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun; prefers moist well drained soil but will grow in a wide range of soil conditions including compacted soil
Texture:   Fine to medium
Form:   Conical in youth; rounded crown; dense
Height:   60 to 80'
Weight:   30 to 40'
Leaf:   2 to 5.5" alternate, narrow, simple leaves; slightly wavy; yellow to yellow brown fall color
Flower/Fruit:   .5" acorn; often alternate years of heavy bearing; not as messy as some oaks
Comments:    Native; fibrous root system; easy to transplant; good street tree; tolerant of heat, drought, air pollution and standing water; acorns eaten by birds and squirrels; small leaves are easy to clean up in fall
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --