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Quercus stellata

Post-oak

Description:

Characteristic Pinelands oak tree 35 to 50 feet tall. Full sun, dry to medium soils. Drought-tolerant. Fruits are oval acorns and an improtant source of food for wildlife. Leathery, dark green leaves shaped like a cross. Durable wood has been used for fence posts.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Iron Oak, Cross Oak
Plant Family:Fagaceae
Plant Type:Trees
Plant Duration:Perennial
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:Early to mid May
Fruit Timing:Matures September to November of the first year
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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