Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 40-60 (70) ft
Fruit Color: brown
Recommended Uses: Shade tree.
Considerations: Fallen/falling acorns can be a maintenance issue.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Clay, loam
Soil pH Range: Calcareous but adaptable
- Acorns appreciated by squirrels, deer, turkey and other wildlife
- Used by birds for resting and nesting
- Larval host for gray hairstreak butterfly
Native Habitats: Mesic calcareous hammocks.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: