Willow Oak (Quercus phellos) is a medium to large-sized tree, commonly from 60 to 80 feet in height with a trunk diameter of 2 to 3 feet.Young willow oaks are pyramidal in shape, developing into a rounded crown and often described as “handsome”.In its natural habitat, the willow oak is a bottomland tree of the South and eastern coastal plains, but is highly adaptable and will grow on drier soils.A mature tree will yield up to two baskets of acorns in a season, making it a favorite food for squirrels, deer, turkeys, as well as the mallard duck and wood duck.
Shade intolerant; found on moist to poorly drained soils of bottomlands and along stream edges.
Acorn, 1cm long, nut cap is flat with appressed scales, covering on fourth or less ofthe nut. Matures in two seasons.
Red oak lumber, pulpwood and fuel. Popular as an ornament species. Acorns are eaten by squirrels, deer, turkeys and ducks.
Quercus is Latin for "oak tree"; phellos means "cork tree"
$80 for 100 seedlings - Maximum order 1000 seedlings (10 packets)