Willow Oak
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Willow Oak Quercus phellos

Average Shipping Height: 2'–3'
Item #9184
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  • Potted
    1 gallon container
    Member Price $39.99
    Reg. Price $51.99
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The Willow Oak grows in zones 5-9.
Often referred to as a “handsome tree,” this member of the mighty oak family comes with a stand-out feature: willow-like leaves. The willow oak is frequently planted along streets and in parks and golf courses because of its size, striking appearance, and relatively fast growth.

  • Turns shades of yellow bronze-orange, yellow-brown and russet-red in the fall
  • Produces acorns that are popular with wildlife
  • Tolerates poorly drained soil
  • Will be delivered in 1-gallon pot at a height of 2'–3'

Your Tree’s Personality

Mature Height


Mature Spread


Growth Rate




Sun Preference

Full Sun,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Clay, Drought-tolerant,

Wildlife Value

Willow oak acorns are a top food preference for whitetail deer, squirrels, wild turkeys, quail and some songbirds. Wood ducks and mallards also eat the acorns when stands of these trees are flooded.


The first scientific observation regarding this tree was made in 1723. The wood has been used since pioneering days for newel posts, pulpits, pews, bar tops, wagon axles, stairs, railing, balustrades, bedsteads and flour barrels.

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