Quercus phellos 'RT3' PP16,444

Upperton® Willow Oak

This new cutting-propagated cultivar ensures a delightfully uniform habit with a strong central leader as well as a fast growth rate. Upperton® Willow Oak was found growing in a parking lot island by Georgia plantsman Ray Tate. He noted the unusual prolific branching compared to nearby Willow Oaks and was impressed. We think you will be too!

Category: Large shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 6 to 9
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Yellow
Fruit: Acorns; wildlife food
Bark: Ridged and furrowed, gray and brown
Texture: Medium to fine; the finest textured of all the oaks
Shape: Pyramidal when young; large upright-oval with age
Mature Size: 60' tall by 40' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Extremely tough & urban tolerant; thrives in heat; tolerant of the extremes of drought and compacted soils to actually enjoying periodic flooding or water-logged conditions
Native Habitat: Native to Eastern and Southern US