Quercus phellos (Willow Oak)
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Native: South-eastern United States
Location: It grows in low wet lands generally near streams and swamps.
Usually deciduous, but in the south of its range it is almost semi-evergreen.
Leaves are long, up to 10cm and willow-like giving this oak its common name, they are yellow at first then bright green colouring golden yellow in autumn to make a superb show.
Flowers in May, the females in the new leaf axils.
Acorns, when mature the cup will cover less than half of the acorn which will be roundish in shape about 1.2cm long.