Pacific Brilliance Pin Oak (Quercus palustris ‘PWJR08’)

Pacific Brilliance Pin Oak

  • Fiery Fall Foliage
  • An Even, Large Crown
  • Thrives In Poor Soil
  • Wildlife Friendly

The Pacific Brilliance Pin Oak (Quercus palustris ‘PWJR08’) is a moderately-large sized oak with an even and attractive crown that lights up the sky come fall. This lovely Pin Oak is an upright wonder that doesn’t produce as many acorns as many of its oak cousins.

The Pacific Brilliance Pin Oak is a vision of green that appears to shine from afar. With large, medium green leaves with thick veins and pointed edges and silvery underside that glint in the sun. Don’t be surprised when you find birds nesting in your Pacific Brilliance Pin Oak’s branches, and squirrels collecting its acorns.

If you love oaks, there’s a strong chance fall is your favorite season for good reason. Oaks makes for a marvelous spectacle when fall arrives, and the Pacific Brilliance Pin Oak is a top performer among its peers. The Pacific Brilliance Pin Oak transitions slowly from a deep green to lemon yellow then gold, orange, and vivid red.

And if you catch the Pacific Brilliance at the right moment in fall, you will catch shades of all these colors at once.

The Pacific Brilliance Pin Oak will light up your yard as a specimen tree that will dazzle you, your family, and your neighbors for years to come. Often referred to as the “Swamp Oak,” this oak thrives in adverse conditions and isn’t prone to branches that dip downward. With these attractive, upright branches, you won’t have to duck low when mowing beneath this oak.

If you want a tree that will impress for generations, you want a Pacific Brilliance Pin Oak. This oak is a strong, tall, and handsome choice for your yard that you will adore fall after fall.

Pacific Brilliance Pin Oak (Quercus palustris ‘PWJR08’) Details

Common name Pacific Brilliance Pin Oak
Botanical name Quercus palustris 'PWJR08'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 45 - 50 ft.
Width 20 - 25 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly No
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color Green Catkins