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Quercus marilandica

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An unusual, deciduous tree which grows in the wild in the southern and central US. Quercus marilandica has fascinating long leaves which typically flare from a tapered base to a broad three-lobed bell shape.

These leaves are dark green in spring/summer and in a good, crisp autumn have lovely golden-brown tints before falling. Mature trees develop an attractive, furrowed bark.

Supplied Size: 2L deep container (25 - 40 cm tall)

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Quercus marilandica | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Quercus marilandica | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Fertile, well drained.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: Small tree with a short trunk and rounded crown.
Height: 10 m (32 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)

Notes: Quercus marilandica generally grows better in a warm parts of the U.K. with enough heat in summer to fully ripen the new growth.

Plant Finder: about Quercus marilandica

Common names

Black Jack oak, Oak


Quercus marilandica (Black Jack oak). A small, slow-growing tree with triangular, pointed leaves. Native to the East United States.


They will thrive in deep, damp, well-drained soil. Some of the species like full sun, while others prefer partial-shade. Propagation is from fresh seeds or by grafting in late winter.

Interest and use

Tolerates coastal conditions

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

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