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Quercus pagoda

Quercus pagoda Raf.

Cherrybark Oak

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Synonym(s): Quercus falcata var. leucophylla, Quercus falcata var. pagodifolia, Quercus pagodifolia

USDA Symbol: QUPA5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Cherrybark Oak (Q. pagoda Raf.) is sometimes considered a variety of Q. falcata (Q. falcata var. pagodifolia Ell). The lobes of its leaves taper to points that remind some people of the graduated roofs of pagodas. The leaves have 5-11 broad shallow lobes and whitish hairs beneath, and the bark is smooth and cherry-like with short ridges.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Inflorescence: Catkin

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Quercus pagoda in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Quercus pagoda in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Quercus pagoda


Record Modified: 2014-02-24
Research By: DEW

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