Plant Profiles

Georgia Oak

Common Name: Georgia Oak

Scientific Name: Quercus georgiana

Origin: Primarily in Georgia with some populations in Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina

Family: Fagaceae

Bloom time: Spring

The Georgia Oak (Quercus georgiana) is a small, rare deciduous red oak species endemic to isolated granite outcrops in the Piedmont Plateau of the southeastern United States. Quercus georgiana is the focus of a multi-state and multi-institution conservation effort by the Global Oak Conservation Partnership headed by the Morton Arboretum in Illinois. In Georgia, work on Quercus georgiana is being carried out by Garden conservation staff and a cadre of Garden and community volunteers. More information on Global Tree Conservation.