Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)

Scarlet Oak provides the color red throughout three seasons. In the spring, the new leaves emerge with a red hue. In the fall, the leaves turn a vivid red that lasts until the leaves fall off after the first snow of the season. Scarlet Oak is tolerant of poor soils and wind . It is very versatile and can grow in a wide range of soils except alkaline and has some wind and drought tolerance which makes it a great tree to use in urban conditions and parks. The acorns produced from this tree are an important food source for songbirds, turkeys, grouse, squirrels and deer. Full sun.

NATIVE RANGE

Map courtesy of the USDA-NRCS Plant Database.

Additional information

Scientific Name

Quercus coccinea

Height

50-70'

Spread

40-50'

Shape

Round, open

Foilage

Glossy green

Fall Foilage

Scarlet

Native to

Eastern U.S.

Zone

4-9

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