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Pin Oak
Quercus palustris
Pin Oak form
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Bacterial Disease

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Anthracnose and oak wilt are potential problems (other problems are possible, but usually not serious).   Iron chlorosis (yellowing of the leaves) is very common on this species when planted in alkaline soils.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
[Find Your Zone]
Mature Height: 60-75 Feet
Features: Russet to red fall color; form.
Culture: Full sun; very tolerant of wet sites; requires acid soil.
Mature Form: Pyramidal to oval
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Soil condition: WetWet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Tolerance: SaltSalt
Tolerance: Soil CompactionSoil Compaction
Tolerance: Wet SitesWet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Brown
Orange
Red
 
Additional Notes: Easy to transplant due to a fibrous root system.

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