Willow Oak, quercus phellos

Willow Oak, quercus phellos
Item# DA-willowoak
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Product Description

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Inventory available as of Feb. 1, 2018: 0 Acorns.

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 53%; Where Harvested (location) - Illinois

The Willow Oak is one of the most popular trees for streets, parks, estates, and residential properties. This shade tree is also grown as far north as Cape Cod with reasonable success. A beautiful specimen oak, the Willow Oak is a relatively fast growing species, about 2 feet a year. Willow Oak trees have moderate water requirements. This deciduous trees fall color is yellow to yellow-brown. The Willow Oak is a good street tree because it is tolerant of heat, drought, air pollution and standing water. Acorns are a good food source for birds and squirrels. The Willow Oak can reach heights of 60 to 80 feet and widths of 30 to 40 feet. It is cold hardy to zone 5.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: Cold stratify for stratify for 90 days or until radicle emergence. Germination: Sow seed 1 inch deep, tamp soil, keep moist, mulch seed bed. OTHER: Fall sowing in mulched seedbeds is preferred to artificial stratification.