Quercus pagoda

cherrybark oak


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 60 - 90 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Hurricane wind resistance


Recommended Uses: Shade tree. This is a large oak.
Considerations: Fallen/falling acorns can be a maintenance issue.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic


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  • Host plant for the Banded Hairstreak, Edwards' Hairstreak, Gray Hairstreak, White-M Hairstreak Horace's Duskywing and the Juvenal's Duskywing butterflies
  • Acorns are eaten by woodpeckers, white-breasted nuthatches, blue jays, ducks, small mammals, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer and black bear
  • Provides cover to birds and squirrels for resting and nesting
Native Habitats: Floodplains of large rivers, predominantly the greater Apalachicola River system.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

The range map for this species suggests that it might occur in the ApalachicolaRiver floodplains even where it had not been documented.