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Bottomland Post Oak, Delta Post Oak, Yellow Oak, Mississippi Valley Oak
Quercus similis

Fagaceae (white oak group)

Bottomland Post Oak is a common tree of the rich, moist bottomlands of the east Texas's Pineywoods and Gulf Prairies and Marshes. It is a moderate to large tree that can reach almost 100 feet in height. Bottomland Post Oak is closely related to Post Oak, Q. stellata, but its leaves have narrow lobes that are seldom arranged in Post Oak's distinctive cross-shaped pattern.

Plant Habit or Use: medium tree large tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: green, males in catkins

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: 1" long acorns, mature in 1 year, wildlife food

Height: to 100 ft.

Width: 40 to 60 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements: medium low

Soil Requirements: acid adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

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