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Arboretum: Pin Oak

Pin Oak

Quercus palustris

A large, deciduous tree grows to 75' tall, pyramidal shape when young and excellent red or bronze autumn color. A fast growing, easily transplanted tree that prefers moist, fertile and well-drained, acidic soil. Needs ample room to develop; a good shade, lawn tree for campuses and larger sites but too large for home landscapes.

Family: Fagaceae
Type: Native
Origin: Northeastern and North-Central U. S.
Season: Spring

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