Willow Oak

Willow Oak

Quercus phellos

Featured Plant Category: Keystone Species, Rain Gardens

Height: 40 - 70'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: April

Bloom Color: Yellow-Green

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Average, medium to wet, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Hardiness Zone: 5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: Quercus phellos, Peach Oak

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Description

Keystone Value: The genus Quercus (Oak) supports over 500 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

Willow Oak gets its name from its leaves, which are long, narrow, and willow-like instead of wide and lobed like other Oak trees. This mid sized tree is fine-textured and forms an attractive rounded/oval habit at maturity, making it a popular ornamental and shade tree. In the fall, the leaves turn a brown- to orange-yellow. Willow Oak prefers average, medium to wet, well-drained soil, and once established it can tolerate heat, drought, and stress. Like other oaks, the Willow Oak has excellent wildlife value. Not only is it a keystone species that hosts hundreds of caterpillars, but it also provides habitat and food for a variety of birds and mammals.


 

Additional information

Height

40 – 70'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

April

Bloom Color

Yellow-Green

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Average, medium to wet, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun

Hardiness Zone

5,6,7,8,9

Other Names

Quercus phellos, Peach Oak

Shipping Information

At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Perennials can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Trees and shrubs can be shipped in bundles up to 4. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Direct Native Plants now ships via FedEx. Orders ship out Monday through Wednesday of each week, and depending on how close you are to our nursery in Maryland, shipping will take anywhere from 1-4 business days.