This fast-growing oak grows naturally on poorly drained, heavy bottomland sites statewide. It is often used for landscaping as it will grow well on a wide variety of sites, from wet to dry. The small acorns are eaten by many mammals and birds. They are an important winter food for migration waterfowl. Height at maturity is 70-80 ft.
This species can be commonly used for windbreaks, erosion control, reforestation and wetlands restoration. Wildlife benefits are food and cover