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Quercus palustris

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A handsome large tree native to eastern N. America, Quercus palustris has gracefully drooping, slender branches covered with shiny green leaves which turn vivid shades of orange and red in autumn. This autumn colour can vary with some trees turning orange and bronze and others plum purple and deep red.

Popular as a garden tree for casting shade or woodland planting!

Supplied Size: 7.5L containers (three to four years old, 125 - 150 cm tall)

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Quercus palustris | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Quercus palustris | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Quercus palustris | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
7.5 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil. Quercus palustris grows well in most areas but will produce its most vivid autumn colour in lime free or acidic soils.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
Habit: Quercus palustris grows to be a large tree, pyramidal when young with a more rounded crown once mature.
Height: 21 m (70 ft)
Spread: 13 m (42 ft)

Plant Finder: about Quercus palustris

Common names

Pin oak, Oak


Quercus palustris (Pin oak). The leaves from this species are about 15cm long and dark green and they will produce a beautiful brilliant red in the autumn.


They will thrive in deep, damp, well-drained soil. Some of the species like full sun, while others prefer partial-shade.

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Medium
  • WaterMoist

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