Hill's Oak

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Quick Overview

Hill’s Oak, also commonly known as Northern Pin Oak is a Chicago native. Its higher tolerance to soil pH than its Pin Oak counterparts make it less susceptible to chlorosis (yellowing of the leaves). This tree unfurls with pink fuzzy new leaves in spring which transition to a glossy green in summer before turning a deep scarlet red in the fall.

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Quick Overview

Why it rocks:

Hill’s Oak, also commonly known as Northern Pin Oak is a Chicago native. Its higher tolerance to soil pH than its Pin Oak counterparts make it less susceptible to chlorosis (yellowing of the leaves). This tree unfurls with pink fuzzy new leaves in spring which transition to a glossy green in summer before turning a deep scarlet red in the fall.

Where to put it:

Hill’s Oak grows to be quite large which makes it an ideal candidate for open areas of the front or backyard and as a parkway tree. This tree should be planted at least 20ft from buildings. 

What it needs:

Hill’s oak prefers well-drained soil and at least 6 hours of full sun a day. Be sure to follow our watering guidelines for the first few growing seasons until the tree’s root system is well established.

Specs

Specs
Botanical Name Quercus ellipsoidalis
Hardiness Zone 4
Tree Type Shade
Size Range Large Tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height 55'
Mature Spread 40'
Shape Pyramidal
Foliage Color Medium Green
Fall Color Red
Flower Color N/A
Decorative Fruit Elliptic, chestnut brown acorns
Landscape Uses Shade
Growth Rate Very Slow
Plant Tolerance Very Adaptable
Standout Feature Oval Form, Fuzzy Pink New Leaves in Spring, Glossy Green Foliage in Spring and Summer, Scarlet Red Fall Color