North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Cherrybark Oak, Quercus pagoda

  • Deciduous
  • Native to: NC Piedmont and Coastal Plain
  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Growth Rate: rapid
  • Mature Size: 70’-90’ tall, spreading
  • Moisture Requirements: drought tolerant, but moist soil is optimal
  • Exposure: partial sun
  • Soil: will grow in poor acidic soil
  • Wildlife Benefits: many mammals and birds eat acorns
  • Container Size/Price: 5 gallon, $15
       Cherrybark Oak Leaves

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Cherrybark Oak Acorns

Photos courtesy of Will Cook