The beautiful Quercus phellos, commonly called Willow Oak Tree, is easy to grow and a wonderful addition to any landscape!
This deciduous tree has a willow-like, glossy light green leaves and fast growth rate. The quercus phellos is a member of the red oak group. Willow Oak’s leaves get the name from its long, willow like leaves.
Willow Oak’s produce small acorns 1/2 inch to 1 inch in size. These nuts attract squirrels and birds to your landscape.
Yellowish green flowers will bloom beginning in April as its bristle tipped leaves begin to reappear. The slender leaves turn a bright yellow brown before they fall in autumn. The leaves are 2-8 inches long and can grow medium large in size.
Oak Tree Care
Trees can typically grow in medium to moist, well-drained soil conditions and full sun. But it will also tolerate a wide range of soil types and planting sites like light shade, clay soils, acidic soils, and wet soils or soils with poor drainage.
Since it’s especially attractive due to its ability to tolerate air pollution, therefore a common street tree along many U.S. cities from New York, Washington DC, and south to Florida. It is also natively found in these areas as well.
These trees are fast growing during the spring and summer months. The willow oak growth rate can reach up to 40 to 75 feet tall and 30-40 feet wide at maturity making it a huge shade tree!
No need for pruning willow oak trees! The only exception is if another branch is competing for growth against the central leader. Read more about basic pruning.
Willow Oak tree grows across United States in USDA growing zones 5-9. Plant it somewhere it can grow for long term. Water thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. It is fairly drought tolerant once established in ideal conditions.
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- Fast growth rate
- Attractive foliage
- Shade tree
- Tolerates air pollution