The Quercus palustris is a tall (25m), stately, deciduous tree of North American origin that has adapted to a wide range of local climatic conditions. The trees have slender branches with a slightly drooping habit, and the leaves are bright green above and below with prominent lobes and scalloped margins.
Tufts of down are found in the leaf axils, and spring flowers are small and inconspicuous. Good trees for farm boundaries, avenues or as a specimen in large suburban gardens, Quercus Palustris grow in cold climates and can withstand wet or boggy soils. Leaves turn yellow to scarlet in autumn and then turn brown. Some hang on the trees right into winter, shedding before the new spring foliage emerges