Willow Oak Tree

Posted by Tammy Sons on Mar 22, 2018

The willow oak tree is best identified by its willow-shaped leaves. The leaves are light to bright green in the summer, turning a yellow, yellow-brown in the fall. The tree grows relatively fast and is a great ornamental tree. The willow oak trees habitat is in the south and eastern coastal plains. When the tree reaches around 20 years old, it begins to produce acorns. Many animals use these acorns as their food source. An average tree can produce up to two baskets of acorns a season.

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Climate Zone: 5 to 9

Mature Height: 40 to 60 feet

Mature Width: 30 to 40 feet

Sunlight: full sun

Soil Conditions: acidic, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wet, clay soils

Botanical Name: Quercus Phellos