Northern Red Oak
|Wide-spreading, large-trunked Oaks are known for their long life, strength and majestic beauty. They have many forms, but are mostly deciduous trees and some shrubs. Some like wet soil, while others prefer dry. All have deeply cut leaves and acorns. The foliage on some types turns red, orange and yellow in fall. On others it turns only brown. The evergreens have hollylike leaves. Use as shade or street trees. Prone to caterpillars, oak root fungus and wilt. Never plant an Oak where another Oak died from disease. Prune to speed growth. For greater height, pinch tips of small branches, and leave as much foliage as possible.
For an Oak, this is a fast grower. Conical when young, it rounds and spreads with age. Its dark bark has vertical stripes and ridges. The long, dark green, pointed leaves turn rich bright red in fall.
Attributes - Quercus rubra
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 50 ft. to 90 ft.
Width: 45 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Wet Soil.
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