Unlike most varieties the Post Oak can be trained to grow as a large shrub. With a height of between 20 and 75 feet, it is an excellent addition to suburban lawns. It prefers full sun and blooms in late spring with green 5-inch-long catkins.
The Post Oak tolerates extreme heat and requires little water. It is a deciduous tree that showcases its interestingly shaped leaves is green summer and deep pumpkin colored orange and yellows in the fall. It is an aggressive grower and should be given plenty of space so as not to compete for resources.
Botanical Name: Quercus stellate
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: acorns
Mature Height: 80ft.
Heat Tolerance: high
Water Requirements: low
Soil Requirements: dry