Quercus palustris 'Green Dwarf'

Quercus palustris ‘Green Dwarf’

Pin oak

  • Botanical name: Quercus palustris 'Green Dwarf'
  • Common name: Pin oak
  • Family: Fagaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
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The dwarf pin oak, Quercus palustris ‘Green Dwarf’ is a much slower growing cultivar of the species.


Given its small size, Quercus palustris ‘Green Dwarf’ is a great for small gardens, producing a globose head of glossy green leaves. In autumn the leaves turn a spectacular shade of red before falling.


For best results, grow Quercus palustris ‘Green Dwarf’ in full sun or light shade in moist, well-drained, neutral to acidic soil.

How to grow Quercus 'Green Dwarf'

  • Plant size

    4m height

    2.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

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Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

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Do not Plant in December

Quercus 'Green Dwarf' and wildlife

Quercus 'Green Dwarf' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Quercus 'Green Dwarf' poisonous?

Quercus 'Green Dwarf' is harmful if ingested and causes an upset stomach. Its foliage and seeds are toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to Livestock

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to People

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