Pin Oak - Quercus palustris 2.5-3" Cal
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Pyramidal through early maturity, its form turns more oval in older age. Fast-growing tolerates wet soils, likes full sun. Glossy dark green leaves turn russet, bronze or red. Grows to 60' to 70', 25'-45' spread. (zones 4-8)
- Has a distinctive branching pattern that sets it apart, especially in winter.
- Provides great fall color, with leaves turning shades of scarlet and bronze.
- Is easier than most to transplant.
- Features glossy, dark green leaves that are 3–6" long with 5 lobes (although sometimes 7–9) separated by very deep sinuses.
- Produces yellow-green catkins that are 5¬–7" long and typically appear in April and May.
- Yields acorns that are nearly round and ½" long with a thin, saucer-like cap made of small, tight scales.
- Offers dense shade.
- Tolerates heat, air pollution and compacted soil.
- Develops a single, central trunk from ground to tip.
- Grows in a pyramidal shape.
- Cannot tolerate alkaline soils.