Medium growing oak (13-24" per year) with bronze fall foliage. Pyramidal in shape when young, then broad and round when mature. This is a grand tree! The leaves are not like most other oaks, they are narrow and willow-like (hence the name). This species can establish almost anywhere. OSU: "Prefers moist well-drained soil but can adapt to difficult habitats." Arbor Day Foundation: "The willow oak grows in in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained, wet and clay soils... Willow oak acorns are a top food preference for whitetail deer, squirrels, wild turkeys, quail and some songbirds. Wood ducks and mallards also eat the acorns when stands of these trees are flooded." Features: wildlife, fall color, tough . Full sun. Wet soil tolerant.