Pin Oak

Quercus accutissima


The Pin Oak does well where water stands for weeks at a time. Naturally occurring in stream banks and floodplains. Do not plant in standing water, roots must be established to survive wet conditions. Several years are needed after transplanting for adaptive root system to tolerate flooding. Plant trees in a slightly raised mound or bed if soil is poorly drained. Native to the midwest and eastern United States. Loves acidic soils. One of the most attractive food sources for water fowl and turkeys.

Height 35' - 45'
Spread 35' - 50'
Tree Form Central Leader
USDA Zone 5 - 9A
Blooms May - June
Drops Nuts September - October
Soil Sandy to clay loam
Soil pH 5.5 - 7.0
Light Requirements Full Sun
Pollination Requires pollinator
Suggested Pollinators Sawtooth Oak, Pin Oak, White Oak

Spacing 35' - 50'
Pruning Oaks require minimal pruning. In early years, light pruning may be used to establish a strong central leader structure.
Fertilization Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.
Watering Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.

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