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Pin Oak, Swamp Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus palustris Muenchh.
Family: Fagaceae
Pin Oak, Swamp Oak (Quercus  palustris)
Picture U.S.D.A Forest Service, Courtesy of the Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 7-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 0 F (-17 C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: North-central and eastern United States, along major rivers

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, fast-growing 60 to 80 feet tall (18-24 m), occasionally up to 120 feet (36 m), 35 feet spread (10 m); trunk up to 5 feet in diameter (1.5 m); thin brownish-gray bark; leaves glossy dark green above, pale below, 3 to 6 inches long (7.5-15 cm)

Watering Needs: Needs abundant water and good drainage, gets chlorotic in alkaline soils

Propagation: Seeds (acorns)

Blooming Habits:
Light yellow or greenish flowers.

Fruiting Habits:
The acorns are 0.5 inch long (1.2 cm), maturing after 2 years.

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