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Pin Oak

Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Average shipping height: 3' - 4'
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  • Bare Root
    Member Price $9.99
    Reg. Price $13.99
  • Potted - 1 gallon container
    Member Price $44.99
    Reg. Price $53.99
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Restricted State/Provinces

Unfortunately local laws prevent us from shipping this item to the following locations.

AS, AZ, CA, FL, FM, GU, HI, LA, MH, MP, OR, PR, PW, VI,

The pin oak is the type of tree that stands out from its neighbors. Its distinctive branching pattern sets it apart from other oaks. Homeowners and city foresters like this tree for many reasons: dense shade, tolerance of many soil conditions, heat, soil compaction and air pollution, pleasing to the eye in all seasons, and easy to plant. This fast-growing oak is common in yards, along streets, and throughout parks.

  • Provides beautiful shades of russet, bronze, and red in the fall
  • Grows quickly
  • Has a distinctive branching pattern that sets it apart, especially in winter
  • Offers dense shade
  • Will be delivered at a height of 3'–4' for bare-root; a height of 1'–3' for 1-gallon pot
The Pin Oak Grows in zones 4 - 8

Your Tree’s Personality

Shape

Pyramidal

Growth Speed

Fast

Scientific Name

Quercus palustris

Mature Height

60' - 70'

Mature Spread

25' - 40'

Shipping Height

3' - 4'

Sun Preference

Full Sun

Soil Preference

Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well Drained, Wet

Wildlife Value

Pin oak acorns are eaten by many songbirds, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, squirrels and smaller rodents but are a particularly important food for many ducks.

History/Lore

The name pin oak comes from its short, tough branchlets located along the branches and limbs. Because of its tolerance for wet conditions, the tree is also known regionally as swamp oak, water oak and swamp Spanish oak. The tree was first observed scientifically prior to 1770.

Planting Instructions

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