Quercus palustris is native to south eastern Canada and the eastern USA. Quercus palustris has been grown in the Uk since the early 1800's and was awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. One of the best large, deciduous, ornamental Oaks in the Uk. It is a free growing, large tree with a dense head with elegant branches that droop at the ends. Leaves are distinctly lobed smaller than the American Oak (Quercus rubra), but in autumn often produce superb autumn colours to rival any other Oak. Easy to grow in full sun or partial shade, in most soils, they however do best and produce the largest trees, in deep fertile soils. Can be grown as an estate or garden tree where there is sufficent space. Pruning is not recommended except to remove any dead wood as to do so will usually destroy the natural shape of the tree.