(Blackjack Oak) Quercus marilandica is an unusual, small deciduous tree with fascinating leaves which can be found growing in the wild in the southern and central United States.
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An unusual, small deciduous tree with fascinating leaves which can be found growing in the wild in the southern and central United States. Quercus marilandica has long leaves which typically flare from a tapered base to a broad three-lobed bell shape.
These leaves are dark green in spring / summer and in a good, crisp autumn will develop lovely golden-brown autumn tints before falling. Mature plants develop an attractive, furrowed bark.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Fertile, well drained.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Slow.
- Habit: Small tree with a short trunk and rounded crown.
- Height: 10 m (32 ft)
- Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
- Notes: Quercus marilandica generally grows better in a warm parts of the U.K. with enough heat in summer to fully ripen the new growth.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Mature Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
- Special Features
- Honey Fungus Resistant, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large, Rare and Unusual