Willow oak - Deciduous shade tree

Regina P. Bracy, Gill, Daniel J., Owings, Allen D.

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
10/29/2013 12:30:30 AM
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