Cherrybark Oak

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The hardy and majestic native Cherrybark Oak Tree (Quercus pagoda) is a mighty forest tree that supports an incredible amount of wildlife among its immense branches!

Growing tall, straight, and symmetrical, this fast-growing Shade Tree in the Red Oak family fills out its broad, round crown with glossy, dark green foliage. Growing 80 - 120 feet at maturity, the 30 - 60 feet wide strong branching fills out in gorgeous green pointed lobed foliage!

The fall color is yellowish-brown and drops in winter, unlike some Oaks that hold onto their foliage. The orange-brown acorns with scaly caps ripen from September to November, the local squirrel population will adore your yard! Other wildlife and songbirds will adore these trees for their broad nesting limbs and dense shelter.

Beautiful all winter, Cherry Bark Oaks are named for the mature bark that resembles a cherry tree and radiates warmth against the winter snow. Incredible legacy trees, these Oaks are easy to grow and become prominent specimens in the forest and landscape in USDA growing zones 6 to 9.

Planting and Application:

Cherrybark Oaks are beneficial street trees and shade trees and are mighty specimens for large areas. If you have a large yard, a single tree will become an outstanding lawn planting and provide your home and landscape with their cooling shade! Save energy and reduce cooling costs by planting these great trees to shade your home from the sun.

Plant these Oaks in groups or in windbreaks and shelterbelts to provide naturalized spaces. Hunters love how turkey and deer are drawn to the fall harvest of nuts, and birdwatchers enjoy the plethora of songbirds that arrive to nest and take shelter among the strong limbs. Groupings also help with these wind-pollinated trees to set a larger harvest.

These legacy trees are long-lived and ideal memorial plantings! Celebrate a milestone birthday, anniversary, or a wedding tree planting ceremony, or memorialize a loved one who has passed with a majestic tree to remember them by.

  • Tall, Straight, Wide & Symmetrical
  • Pointed Lobed Green Leaves
  • Enormous Crown is Ideal Shelter, Cover, Food & Shade
  • Warm Brown Late-Season Acorns
  • Long-Lived Legacy Tree & Memorial Gift Tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Oak Trees grow best in moist, well-drained, slightly acidic sites, but are adaptable to drier sites in full sun to partial shade. New trees appreciate regular moisture until they are established, but once they are you will only need to water them during drastic drought conditions. Plant new trees with the life-long symbiotic relationship of Nature Hills Root Booster and regular fertilizer. Top the soil around the drip line beneath the canopy with a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch. Prune in late winter to correct branching and remove winter dieback.

  • Full Sun At Maturity & Can Handle Part Shade When Young
  • Must Have Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Moist Water Requirements
  • Mulch Well When Young
  • Prune in Late Winter
  • Hardy Native Deciduous Tree

Get magnificent shade and native adaptability, the Cherrybark Oak Tree creates a legacy for generations! Hurry and order yours today at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Cherrybark Oak Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6 - 9
Growing Zones 6 - 9
More Information
Botanical Name Quercus pagoda
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 60 - 130 Feet
Mature Spread 30 - 70 Feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow, Green
Foliage Green
Foliage Color Moderate Fruity
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No