Quercus rubra

Northern Red Oak

Category: Deciduous, Shade Tree | Size: Large | Hardiness Zones: 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 | Fall Color: Red | Growth Rate: Fast | Adaptability: Salt Spray Tolerant
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Long time staple shade tree, Northern Red Oak is considered very easy to establish in the landscape. Quercus rubra makes a good looking canopy with handsome foliage. Ranging far and wide in the eastern US, this native tree is found from Northern Maine and Wisconsin, to just a stone’s throw from the Florida panhandle. We’ve never seen great fall color in the deep south, but in cooler climes can put on a decent russet-red.

Category: Large shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 5 to 8
Foliage: Large, broad, lustrous, lobed and tipped
Fall Color: Can be dark red
Flower: Catkins
Fruit: Small acorns; wildlife food
Bark: Ridge and furrowed, gray
Texture: Bold in leaf
Shape: Rounded shade tree
Mature Size: 60' tall x 60' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Easy to establish
Native Habitat: Native to a range from Northern Maine and Wisconsin to southern Alabama