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Red Oak

Quercus rubra

Also known as

American Red Oak, Northern Red Oak

Quercus rubra sa by Angela Huster (CC0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30m

Max

20m

12m

Min

8m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Quercus rubra, Berlin, May 11th 2017
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Red Oak Overview

Quercus rubra is a large, deciduous tree species from the Fagaceae family. Commonly known by the names Red Oak, American Red Oak and Northern Red Oak. This hardy tree grows best in full sun to partial shade, in moist, well-draining soil on the acidic side of the pH scale. Forms an open, spreading crown with age. Leaves are lobed, measuring up to 22cm long, they display attractive autumn colouration, turning red and brown in autumn. Flowers are non-showy, coloured green.

Common problems with Red Oak

How to propagate Red Oak

Seed

Grafting

Cuttings

Special features of Red Oak

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Red Oak

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