Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Willow Oak

Quercus phellos
Plant Type: Trees
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest: Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Cover, Nesting
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

60 to
90
feet

Spread:

30 to
50
feet
Size
Height: 60 to
90
feet
Spread: 30 to
50
feet
Size
Height: 60 to
90
feet
Spread: 30 to
50
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Good form and texture make this an excellent shade tree for home landscapes as well as large public spaces and corporate landscapes.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun. Prefers moist, well-drained soil but will adapt to many types of soil. Transplants more easily than most oaks due to a fibrous root system.
Special Features
Nuts
Special Usage
Basic Description

This useful tree is pyramidal in youth then becomes more of an oblong-oval as it matures.Bright green leaves shaped like beefy willow leaves turn yellow, yellow-brown and russet red in fall. Acorns form in late summer and provide food for wildlife.

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