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Sand Post Oak (Quercus margaretta (Ashe) Small)

Also known as sandpost oak, dwarf post oak, scrubby post oak, runner oak, sandhill post oak, Margaretta's oak; also classified as Quercus margarettiae.

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A shrubby oak, sometimes thicket-forming.


Mostly found on dry, upland sites with deep sands, in pine or mixed pine-hardwood forests. Often most common in the understory of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) forests.

Quercus margaretta (Sand Post Oak) | USDA PLANTS Database (About This Site)

Sand Post Oak | Virginia Tech Dendrology Factsheets (About This Site)