Cherrybark Oak is a large native deciduoustreewith a broad rounded crown, and a straight trunk that develops vertical cherry like ridges on the bark as it matures. The lobes of the glossy deep green foliage with pale undersides are tipped with bristles and turn yellow brown in fall. The small acorns have scaly cups and take two growing seasons to mature. Best grown infull sun and rich well-drained acidic soils.
Quercus pagoda supports a wide variety of moths and butterflies, including: the Imperial Moth, Banded Hairstreak, Edward's Hairstreak, Gray Hairstreak, White-M Hairstreak, Horace’s Duskywing, and the Juvenal’s Duskywing.
90’ - 130’
30’ - 70’
USDA Hardiness Zone:
6 - 9
Full Sun,Part Sun
Season of Interest:
MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Susceptible to oak wilt and more susceptible to heart rot in poor soils. Susceptible to wood-boring pests and oak-tree galls. Hispidus canker is common on cherrybark oak.
LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, Borders, Woodland Gardens, Naturalized Areas, Wildlife Gardens, Privacy Screen, and Shade Tree.
IMAGES: Bruce Kirchoff from Greensboro, NC, USA, Quercus georgiana (24120967276), CC BY 2.0, (2) Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz, Quercus pagoda kz02, CC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Bruce Kirchoff from Greensboro, NC, USA, Quercus pagoda (23929730910), CC BY 2.0, (4) Bruce Kirchoff from Greensboro, NC, USA, Quercus pagoda (23842443810), CC BY 2.0
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown