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PlantFiles: Arkansas Oak
Quercus arkansana

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Family: Fagaceae (fag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Quercus (KWER-kus) (Info)
Species: arkansana (ar-kan-SAH-nuh) (Info)

Category:
Trees

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:
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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive killdawabbit On Jan 25, 2010, killdawabbit from Christiana, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have beautiful specimens growing in thin soil on top of stiff clay. Mulched, of course. Drought tolerant. My best and most well-maintained tree puts on 2' + growth each year.

Neutral TREEHUGR On Dec 24, 2004, TREEHUGR from Now in Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

The native range of the quercus arkansana includes much of AR, LA, GA and only a small porion of the extreme western side of the FL panhandle. In Florida, it's considered a threatened species.

It can be found in well drained sandy soils in hardwood forests.

First discovered in Arkansas in the early 1900's.

Positive melody On Aug 31, 2004, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Resembling the Blackjack Oak, but with leaves that are smaller and less leathery. It has a much more restricted Southern range and is seen infrequently across the deep South. Trunk bark is dark and furrowed, leaves between 2" and 4"....it likes sandy, well drained soil.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mountain View, Arkansas
Christiana, Tennessee



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