Quercus palustris - summer leaves
  • Quercus palustris - autumn colour
  • Quercus palustris - summer leaves

Quercus palustris

£20.00

(Pin Oak) A handsome large tree native to eastern North America, Quercus palustris has gracefully drooping, slender branches covered with shiny green leaves which turn vivid shades of orange and red in autumn.

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A handsome large tree native to eastern North America, Quercus palustris has gracefully drooping, slender branches covered with shiny green leaves which turn vivid shades of orange and red in autumn. This autumn colour can be variable and some trees can turn glowing orange and bronze while others are plum purple and deep red.

Popular as a garden for casting shade or woodland planting!


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil. Quercus palustris grows well in most areas but will produce its most vivid autumn colour in lime free or acidic soils.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
  • Habit: Quercus palustris grows to be a large tree, pyramidal when young with a more rounded crown once mature.
    • Height: 21 m (70 ft)
    • Spread: 13 m (42 ft)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Large (over 50 ft tall), Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid
Special Features
Autumn Colour

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