Willow oak - Deciduous shade tree

Regina P. Bracy, Gill, Daniel J., Owings, Allen D.  |  10/29/2013 12:30:30 AM

Willow Oak

We love our live oaks in the South, but most of us do not have the room for such a large tree. A better choice for most landscapes is the willow oak (Quercus phellos).

This oak is a fast-growing native oak that fits in urban landscapes better than live oak. Willow oak is a deciduous, native tree that has a upright, oval growth habit. It is an excellent shade tree that has a fast rate of growth for an oak.

The small acorns are not a bother around the house or patio and are eaten by wildlife. Narrow, willow-shaped leaves are neat when dropped. Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions, this Louisiana Super Plant makes an excellent shade tree for use in the urban landscape.

Growing Information:

  • Deciduous, native shade tree
  • Full sun
  • Grows 80' tall by 50' wide
  • Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions
  • Fall is a great time for planting
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