While "exciting" or "pizazz" may not be the first words you think of when picking out an oak, the Northern Pin Oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis) is happy to change your mind. This oak is known for its dense wood and thrives in poor soil and shade.
This handsome oak also goes by the "Hill's oak," "jack oak," and "yellow oak." It has a more airy and light appearance than red oaks but still offers prestige and plenty of shade. When it comes to oaks, this one has a bit more character than most.
As the Northern Pin Oak grows, it will fill in more and more for a dense rounded form with broad outstretching branches. And this tree grows taller than many other oak varieties and has remarkable drought-tolerance once established.
As for acorns, you won't have to worry about those for another fifteen-to-twenty years. It doesn't produce until it reaches its second decade.
The Northern Pin Oak's leaves are a deep glossy green with deep, sharp lobes that terminate on pointed tips.
Choose a spot where you can admire your Northern Pin Oak in fall when its leaves blush to a deep red. As for soil, your Northern Pin Oak doesn't mind clay, sand, or a bit of shade. This tree does well as a roadside planting or as a dense shade tree for the backyard.
It will thrive almost anywhere you plant it. Be sure to water it well for its first year after planting. Trim lower branches to make walking beneath easier.
If you want a tree that will likely stand longer than your home--this is it. This strong, industrious yellow oak is an easy tree with character. Order yours now.
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.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Brand||Bower and Branch|
|Botanical Name||Quercus ellipsoidalis|
|Mature Height||50 - 60 feet|
|Mature Spread||40 - 45 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Moisture||Low Once Established|
|Flower Color||Green Catkins|
|When To Prune||Late Winter|