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Quercus phellos

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Native to parts of the USA, Quercus phellos is an elegant tree with narrow, pale green, willow-like leaves which turn shades of yellow and orange in autumn. This tree enjoys the climate in the U.K. and grows quickly into a majestic large tree!

Supplied Size: 2L deep containers (30 - 40 cm tall)

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

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil. Quercus phellos grows well in damp soils or dry conditions.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
Habit: Large tree, pyramidal when young with a rounded crown once mature.
Height: up to 20 m (65 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)

Notes: Quercus phellos is generally considered to be a tough tree which can tolerate most soil conditions, including dry soils, wet soils or compacted soils.

Plant Finder: about Quercus phellos

Common names

Willow oak, Oak


Quercus phellos (Willow oak). The leaves from this species resemble a willow tree with great autumn colour. They will need ample water and good drainage. Native to eastern USA south of New York state.


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

Interest and use

Grown for their habit, foliage and, in some deciduous species their autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies and a variety of wildlife.

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

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