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( Willow Oak )
|Quercus phellos is an oak with an open crown, spreading into an oval shape in maturity. May reach 100 feet in ideal conditions, under cultivation it usually grows 40 to 60 feet tall, 30 to 40 feet wide. The bark is deeply furrowed in mature trees. Leaves are rather narrow, almost willow-like. New foliage is light green in spring, changing to yellow and rusty red in the fall. Small acorns are paired, 1/2 inch wide or less.
The fibrous root system makes for ease in transplanting, should still be moved during winter dormancy. Not bothered by pests and very adaptable. An outstanding boulevard and park tree. Native from New York to Florida, west to Missouri and Texas.
Important Info : Large tree, can reach 100 feet in ideal conditions.
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