Quercus stellata (Post Oak)
Habit: Post Oak reaches 40-50 feet tall and typically has a rounded topped crown when mature. Leaves are very distinct with their cruciform appearance. They look somewhat similar to Quercus alba, White Oak.
Color: Dark green leaves in summer give way to yellowish-brown colors in autumn.
Culture: Post Oak, like Blackjack Oak, thrives in sandy, dry, rocky soils where many species do not survive. Very tolerant of growing conditions once established. Not a typical landscape tree but truly can be a fine specimen that should be planted more often.