Quercus palustris 'SWAMP PYGMY'

Quercus palustris
Quercus palustris 'SWAMP PYGMY'
dwarf pin oak
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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This pin oak has a great name, so true to what it really is = a slow growing dwarf suitable for even the smallest of gardens where it can easily be used as an attractive specimen. It has extremely deeply lobed leaves, 15-17 long, that are deep green and glossy during the season. Its main feature are the autumn colours which begin with vivid red and purple, later changing to golden yellow and orange. Usual height is about 2m, if grafted on a half- or mini-standard count on about 3m in 20 years. It lives in any well-drained garden soil and partially tolerates lime. Fully hardy.


  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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