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Quercus phellos

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Willow Oak is part of the Quercus genus and its scientific name is Quercus phellos.

This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Yellow-green. The mature flowers are of a clustered form. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Saddle brown. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Lincoln green and   Red-brown

Willow Oak grows as a deciduous and is a flowering non-edible ornamental. Being a Deciduous plant, it will shed its leaves annually.

Willow Oak is known for its tree habit and growing to a height of approximately 24.38 metres (79.23 feet). This plant tends to bloom in mid spring, followed by first harvests in mid autumn.

Try planting Willow Oak if you'd like to attract birds to your garden.

United States is believed to be where Willow Oak originates from.

Typically, Willow Oak is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Willow Oak have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Willow Oak

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water often. The USDA Zones typically associated with Willow Oak are Zone 4 and Zone 9. Willow Oak requires a soil ph of 4.5 - 6.5 meaning it does best in moderately acidic soil - weakly acidic soil. Keep in mind when planting that Willow Oak is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.

See our list of companion Plants for Willow Oak to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Willow Oak from seed

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Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Willow Oak is a very hardy plant.

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Other names for Willow Oak

Quercus phellos L.

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