Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Chartreuse (Yellow-Green) Pale Green
Bloom Time: Late Winter/Early Spring Mid Spring
Foliage: Deciduous Good Fall Color
Other details: Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
On Dec 24, 2004, TREEHUGR from Now in Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
Surprise! Yet another broad leafed, deciduous oak with big acorns that can be found growing in parts of Florida. This popular east coast shade tree is naturally occurring usually in wetlands around Ocala, Gainesville and of course the pan handle redion. It can be growth farther south with success.
Rounded mature growth shape to 30-70 feet. Slow growth. Brownish fall color.
Not only are the acorns used by wildlife, the leaves are used for birds' nests and tree cavities are homes to wildlife.