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Quercus Phellos

Botanical Name:

Quercus phellos

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist clay or loamy, slightly acid, soils. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Acid-based
Cold Tolerant
yes
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Trees, Native Plant, Poisonous, Tree

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody

Plant Height

72-100 ft.

Flower

Yellowish-green male flowers as long pendulous catkins. Female flowers in short spikes. Blooms from March to April.

Fruit

The 1/2 inch long rounded fruits are acorns with a scaly bowl-like cap that is striated with brown and black bands. Acorns are come singly or in pairs. Displays from September to November., Light yellow or greenish brown

Benefits
Ornamental

Fall conspicuous, popular shade tree.

Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Fagales

Family

Fagaceae

Genus

Quercus

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