Quercus austrina

bluff oak, bastard white oak

Fagaceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 60-75 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Relatively small for an oak. Use as specimen tree or in a grove.
Propagation: Acorns
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed, Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Larval host for brown duskywing butterfly (Erynnis horatius) and the gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Native Habitats: Well drained bottomlands and bluffs.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A