Arkansas Oak
Quercus arkansana

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

Regional

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

Mountain View, Arkansas

Christiana, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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.