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Quercus ellipsoidalis 'Northern Pin'
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Plant Type: Deciduous Trees

This rapid growing, native Oak is widely used as a boulevard tree. The many-lobed, sharply pointed leaves hang on the tree into winter. Growth habit is pyramidal with a strong central leader. Lower branches are pendulous, middle branching horizontal and the upper branches are upright. The branching habit gives it a very elegant appearance. Fruit is an acorn, with a light brown cap. Foliage is dark green above and lighter green beneath in the summer, turning bronze-red in the fall. Leaves persist into the winter. Bark is grayish-brown and more smooth than other varieties.

This native tree is well adapted to sandy, acid soils, but will tolerate heavier soils and more alkaline conditions than Pin oak. It is great for use as a specimen tree in lawn or boulevard plantings. The red fall color can be spectacular.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Pin Oak prefers full sun and moist, rich, well-drained soil. It does not tolerate alkaline soils.

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Green in summer to bronze-red in fall.

Plant Spread


Good Companions

Plant Height


Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

well drained

Characteristics & Attributes


Bloom Time

Critter Resistance


Full Sun

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