Quercus palustris, common name: Pin Oak or Swamp Oak, is a medium sized, deciduous tree, ideal for parklands, large gardens or avenues. Native to North America, it was introduced to Great Britain in the early 1800s.
Quercus palustris has a broadly pyramidal crown and grows to around 20m in height. As it matures, the lower branches begin to droop.
The most notable feature of Quercus palustrisis the unusual foliage which is deeply cut with pointed lobes. In the autumn it turns to fiery russets, reds and oranges.