Willow Oak Acorns
Willow oak acorns are favored by deer, squirrels, turkey and songbirds.
Willow Oak Bark
Willow oak bark is dark gray and fissured.
The distinctive narrow leaves of the willow oak resemble those of a willow tree.
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Willow Oak Facts
- Scientific name: Quercus phellos
- Range: much of the Mid-South and the Atlantic states from Georgia to New York
- Height: up to 100 feet tall
- Fruit: 1/2" round acorns
- Fall colors: leaves turn yellow
You Can Take Care of Trees Like the Willow Oak
- Plant in late fall or winter when the tree is dormant, unless the ground is frozen. Here are tree planting instructions.
- Allow plenty of room for the tree to mature and grow.
- Water it regularly in its first three years.
- Spread mulch around the base of the tree. Here are tree care instructions.
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Did you know... if we could plant 3 trees to shade every unshaded U.S. home, we could save more than $2 billion in national energy costs?