Tree/Shrub - Item 025 - Quercus phellos "Willow Oak"
Retail Value: $70
Willow oak is so named for its long, narrow, willow-like leaves. It resembles laurel oak (Q. imbricaria) in being one of only two oak species in our area with long, unlobed leaves, but willow oak leaves are narrower and the acorns are smaller than those of Q. imbricaria. The acorns are an important source of food for mammals.
It may grow 50 to 80 feet tall but can reach up to 100 feet tall in more southern climates and is long-lived. It has a nice balanced rounded form that has made it a popular tree. Willow Oak is fast-growing for an oak and starts producing acorns at age 15-20 years. This tree is a high-value wildlife tree for birds and mammals.