Quercus palustris  'Pin Oak'

Quercus palustris  'Pin Oak'

This popular, majestic tree with good autumn colour is most suitable for larger park and garden plantings. Often used for difficult sites as a stately street or avenue tree.
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun
  • Pyramidal
  • Easy to Grow
  • Mulching
Categories: Quercus (Oak)
  • Genus

    Quercus

  • Species

    palustris

  • Variety Type

    Ornamental

  • Variety

    Quercus (Oak)

  • Growth Rate

    Moderate.

  • Foliage

    Lustrous, dark green leaves with five to seven deep, fine lobes. Deep red to bronze in late autumn, with an even more brilliant scarlet colour in cooler areas. Leaves often persist over winter. The winter buds are without a woolly covering which helps to distinguish this species from Q. coccinea.

  • Bark

    Dark grey, fissuring with age in flat, scaly ridges.

  • Ornamental Fruit

    Stout acorns around 12 mm long with a shallow, saucer-shaped cap.

  • Tree Habit

    Ovate, with a strong central leader. Conical when young, with ascending upper branches and drooping lower branches. Eventually becoming a large tree.

  • Tree Size

    15m x 8m

  • Flowers

    Grey-green to tan male catkin; yellow-green to tan female flower, matures to light brown acorn. Blooms in late winter early spring.

  • Height (m)

    15

  • Width (m)

    8