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Quercus ellipsoidalis (Northern Pin Oak seed) Sheffield`s Seed Co., Inc.
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Quercus ellipsiodalis (Northern Pin Oak) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc. photo taken by Helm Wolff.

Quercus ellipsoidalis

Hill's Oak, Jack Oak, Northern Pin Oak

Recalcitrant seeds need refrigeration. Since shipping times are out of our control, we are not liable for seed condition upon arrival.
In Stock: 48.332 lb (Total:48.332lb)
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Seed lots

48.3 lb


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Seeds per lb:
48.33 lb
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New Zealand

Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days, or until radicle emergence
Germination: sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification 

Looking for a beautiful and hardy tree to add to your landscape? Look no further than Quercus ellipsoidalis, also known as the Hill's Oak, Jack Oak, or Northern Pin Oak. This North American native is primarily found in the Great Lakes region and the Upper Mississippi Valley, and is known for its tolerance of infertile sandy soils. It is a medium-sized deciduous tree with an open, rounded crown and glossy green leaves that turn bright red in the fall. The tree is often planted as an ornamental due to its striking appearance, but it also has practical uses – the wood is strong and sturdy, and is commonly used for fence posts, fuel, and construction. In addition, the Hill's Oak is well-adapted to fire, making it a resilient choice for areas prone to wildfires. Add beauty and function to your landscape with this hardy and striking tree.

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