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Quercus pagoda [=Quercus falcata var. pagodifolia]

Cherrybark Oak, Pagoda Oak, Swamp Spanish Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus pagoda [=Quercus falcata var. pagodifolia]

Genus:

Quercus

Species Epithet:

pagoda

Common Name:

Cherrybark Oak, Pagoda Oak, Swamp Spanish Oak

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

72-100 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Green

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Bottomland forests, especially on second terraces, also mesic to dry-mesic upland sites, especially where somewhat base-rich. Throughout the NC Coastal Plain and the southeastern third of the Piedmont; occurs west to Caswell, Stanly, and Union counties. Not confirmed from the mountains and western half of the Piedmont. Frequent to common in the Coastal Plain, though mostly in brownwater floodplains; infrequent in the Sandhills. Can be infrequent in some counties in that province that lack brownwater rivers or other rich alluvial soils. Fairly common, at least locally, in the southeastern Piedmont, but uncommon in the central counties. Can be common in a few Piedmont sites along large/wide floodplains.

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:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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