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Quercus Marilandica

Botanical Name:

Quercus marilandica

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How to Grow
Water
Low - Medium
Water sparingly, allowing the mix to nearly dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Variable. Gravelly, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay.
Cold Tolerant
yes
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Native Plant, Tree

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

36-72 ft.

Flower

Yellow-green male catkins. Female flowers short spikes.

Fruit

Up to 1 inch long striated, light brown acorn. The cap covers about half of the nut and is covered with loose, hairy scales., Acorns biennial, 1 - 2 acorns on a short stalk, reddish- brown top- shaped cup with pubescent scales, inner surface pubescent, enclosing 1⁄3 - 2⁄3 of the nut; long elliptical nut, 1⁄2 - 3⁄4 inches (13 - 19 mm) in length, often faintly striped, ends in a stout point at the tip.

Benefits
Ornamental

Attractive shade tree.

Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Fagales

Family

Fagaceae

Genus

Quercus

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