Post Oak

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Post Oak (Quercus stellata) is recognized for its cross-shaped leaves and sturdy stature. This oak variety is drought-resistant, making it perfect for areas with sporadic rainfall. Its acorns are a treat for wildlife, ensuring a bustling garden throughout the year.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 5-9
Soil pH: 4.5-6.5
Soil Type: Well-drained, acidic
Water Requirements: Low, drought-tolerant
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 40-50′ tall, 30-40′ wide
Plant Spacing: 30-40′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Monoecious, requires cross-pollination
Pollination Mechanisms: Wind
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Yellow-green

Fruit Characteristics

Nut Size: 0.5-1″
Nut Flavor: Sweet
Nut/Husk Color and Appearance Brown, thin shell
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 20-25

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Oak Wilt (Bretziella fagacearum): Moderately Resistant
Anthracnose (Apiognomonia quercina): Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot (Armillaria mellea): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe alphitoides): Moderately Resistant
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar): Moderately Resistant
Oak Leafroller (Archips semiferanus): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Dark green
Fall Color: Yellow-brown
Lifespan: 200-300 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No