Quercus pagoda

Cherrybark Oak

This tough native shade tree has proven itself in hot dry settings throughout the east. As the tree matures, the bark on Cherrybark oak develops a striking resemblance to a mature black cherry tree. Closely related to southern red oak, the excellent Cherrybark foliage differs due to its pagoda-like outline and cleaner white tint of the tomentose underside of the leaves.

Category: Large shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: (5)6 to 9
Foliage: Shiny dark green; tomentose underside
Fall Color: Yellow
Fruit: Acorns; wildlife food
Bark: Dark Cherry-like, blackish-gray; scaly and rough
Texture: Medium to coarse
Shape: Rounded, open
Mature Size: 80' tall and 70' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Quercus pagoda is adaptable in neutral to acidic soils
Native Habitat: Native to the greater Midwest, ranging downward to the deep South and over into the eastern edge of the Great Plains