NORTHERN PIN OAK (QUERCUS ELLIPSOIDALIS)
Height: 50-65 feet
Width: 35-40 feet
Fall Colors: Deep red
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Soil: Prefers acidic loamy soils, moist sandy soils and well-drained clay soils
Description: The Northern Pin Oak has a distinctive pyramidal shape with dense drooping branches. It has a strong central leader producing an impressively tall shade tree. Has a low tolerance of salt so it’s not recommended for use along the road. Pin Oaks prefer to grow in full sun but they can tolerate partial shade. It is also disease and flood resistant. Along with Red Oak, Pin Oak are suspectable to Oak Wilt, therefore they must not be pruned in the summer months.