Quercus phellos (Willow Oak)

(Willow Oak)


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Quercus phellos, commonly called willow oak, is a medium to large, deciduous oak tree of the red oak group that is noted for its oak shape, willow-like leaves and relatively fast growth rate. It is native to the Southeastern United States, typically being found in moist bottomland soils.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

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Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Prefers moist well-drained loams, but adapts to a wide range of soil conditions including clays with somewhat poor drainage. Generally tolerant of urban pollution.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Botanical Name

Quercus phellos

Common Name

Willow Oak

Evergreen or Deciduous


Fall Color

yellow brown

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b



Light Requirements

Full Sun

Water Needs




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