Name: Quercus palustris - Pin Oak
Bloom Time: April - May
Soil Condition: Average, Wet, Acidic
Light: Sun - Partial Sun
Height: 50-70' tall by 40-60' wide
Native Range: Northeastern United States including Long Island
Zone: 4 - 8
Pin Oak is the fastest-growing of all the oaks in the red oak family. Its foliage is a lovely shiny green and the fall color is a stunning bronze red. It is very adaptable and tolerates drought and air pollution making it a great street tree or great specimen tree.
Maintenance: Must have acidic soil.
Benefits: host plant to Gray Hairstreak, Banded Hairstreak, Horace's Duskywing, and many more, provides food for birds and mammals and numerous insects,
Fun Facts: Pin Oak has the smallest leaves and acorns of all the Oaks. Will not produce fruits until it is 15-20 years old.
Companion Plants: Sisyrinchium angustifolium - Blue-eyed Grass, Asarum canadense - Wild Ginger, Carex pensylvanica - Oak Sedge, Solidago odora - Sweet Goldenrod