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Foliage and acorns

Sand Post Oak, Dwarf Post Oak, Post Oak, Runner Oak, Scrubby Post Oak
Quercus margaretta

Fagaceae (white oak group)

Sand Post Oak grows in deep, fine, almost sterile sand in east Texas and some parts of central Texas. It is either a small tree with a single trunk or a suckering shrub that forms thickets. A relative of Post Oak, Q. stellata, it has thin leaves rounded on the tips.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: yellowish catkins 3 to 4 in. long

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: acorn

Height: to 20 ft.

Width: to 20 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: low

Soil Requirements: acid

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

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