Quercus phellos

Willow Oak

Category: Deciduous, Shade Tree | Size: Large | Hardiness Zones: 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 | Fall Color: Yellow | Growth Rate: Fast | Adaptability: Salt Spray Tolerant, Urban Tolerant, Wet Soil Tolerant
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Willow Oak (Quercus phellos) is considered by many to be the best street tree due to its fine texture, excellent upright-oval form, and proven adaptability and durability. Our Willow Oaks are trained and pruned from a young age to develop dense heads, clean trunks, and strong central leaders. For other excellent urban oak trees, look at Q. bicolor, Q. lyrata, Q. nuttallii.

Category: Large shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 5 to 9
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Yellow to apricot
Fruit: Acorns; wildlife food
Bark: Shallowly ridged and furrowed, medium gray and tan-brown
Texture: Medium to fine; the finest texture of all the oaks
Shape: Pyramidal when young; large upright-oval with age
Mature Size: 60' tall by 55' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Quercus phellos is 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