Quercus stellata

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Quercus stellata
  • COMMON NAME: Post Oak
  • FAMILY: Fagaceae
  • NATIVITY: South New England to Florida to Illinois
  • GROWTH HABIT:  40-60’ (90’); Dense, round crown
  • HARDINESS:  USDA Zone 5 to 9
  • OPTIMUM GROWING CONDITIONS: Rocky woods and slopes, full sun and dry soils
  • SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Climax
  • FACULTATIVE STATUS:  Upland
  • LANDSCAPE VALUE: Great sculpting tree in old age, sprawling, grows well in dry areas
  • FOLIAGE:   Alternate, simple, star-shaped leaf; branched hair that covers both sides of leaf; Red fall color
  • BUDS: Shorter, glabrous, red-brown in color
  • BARK: Gray-brown with ridges and furrows
  • FRUIT:  Acorn
  • PESTS:  None serious
University of Delaware

University of Delaware Botanic GardensNewark, DE 19716Phone: 302 831-0153