Pin Oak also called Swamp Oak has a fast growth
rate for an Oak, maturing with a broad round crown at about 60-70', leaves
deeply lobed, turning an attractive
copper-yellow or red in fall. Pin Oak is probably the best of the northern oaks for fall
color. Pin Oak acorns are on average 3/4" across. Will tolerate a wide range of soils but prefers
moist soils. Well-adapted to alkaline soils, poor drainage, and high clay
content, Pin Oak is also very drought-tolerant. Pin Oak grows best in full sun.
Excellent lumber tree. Always prune Oaks while dormant to protect from Oak wilt.
Pin Oak can be easy to transplant because of the shallow
taproot. Pin Oak is probably not a good Oak for windy areas due to the shallow
root system. If you are planning to grow Pin Oaks for landscape sales we highly
recommend our root
growing bags for easy transplanting.