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Quercus incana [= Quercus cinerea]

Bluejack Oak, Upland Willow Oak, Sandyjack Oak, Cinnamon Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus incana [= Quercus cinerea]

Genus:

Quercus

Species Epithet:

incana

Common Name:

Bluejack Oak, Upland Willow Oak, Sandyjack Oak, Cinnamon Oak

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

12-36 ft., 36-72 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Yellow, Green

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

April

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Sandhills, primarily in somewhat loamier textured, submesic soils, inland from the Coastal Plain on coarse sandy alluvium or upland ridges over quartzite or other acidic rocks. Common in the southern half of the NC Coastal Plain, more so in the Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) belts in the Sandhills region and in coastal counties from Carteret to Brunswick. Rare to locally uncommon in the northern Coastal Plain; extremely rare, if still extant, in the Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure, S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Leaf color is pale blueish-green on the upper surface and quite pale below.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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