Quercus Palustris (Pin Oak)
|Common Name(s)||:||Oak,Pin Oak|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Autumn Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Autumn Colour|
|Mature Size||:||Large (over 20m)|
|Tree uses||:||Urban Sites,Woodland Sites,Avenue Trees,Parkland Trees|
The Pin Oak is similar to Q. coccinea, but rather more elegant.
More pyramidal at maturity than the similar Quercus coccinea, this magnificent tree was introduced into the UK from its native North America in 1800.
It is a relatively tough tree and can withstand limited periods of water logging even though it prefers free draining slightly acidic soils.
The USA national champion is in Tennessee and stands at 37 metres tall and broad.
It won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
This large, pyramidal tree is one of the most graceful of Oaks, with its slender branches gently drooping at their tips. Its autumn colour is simply stunning.
Mature height: 20m+