• Plant Type: Shrub
• Sunlight: Sun
• Soils: Dry, average
• Bloom Time: Insignificant
• Size: 12-20 feet in height
Scrub Oak is also called Bear Oak and is one of the smaller and more gnarled oaks in New England. It recolonizes dry sites that have been repeatedly cut or burned.
Black Huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata), Bayberry (Morella pensylvanica), Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida)
• Larval host for Sleepy Duskywing and Eastern Buckmoth.
• Attracts large number of diverse insects in stands of Scrub Oaks.
• Acorns are food source for wildlife.
Occurs in disturbed areas, woodlands, dry sandy barrens.