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Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Scientific Name: Quercus rubra
Available Size: 3-4′

45 in stock

SKU: 38 Categories: ,
Description

Type: Deciduous tree

Family: Fagaceae

Height: 50-75 feet

Spread: 50-75 feet

Native Range: Eastern North America, statewide on north and east facing wooded slopes

Ideal Site Requirements:

Soil: fertile, sandy, finely textured with good drainage

Water: dry to medium

Sunlight needs: full sun

Tolerates: drought, dry soil, air pollution

Landscape use: shade tree, street tree, specimen tree

Brief Description: Medium sized tree with rounded to broad spreading crown, moderate to fast growth rate brownish-red autumn color.

Wildlife Benefits: Acorns are a food source for wildlife.

Possible Problems: Susceptible to oak wilt which is a systemic fungal disease that has no cure. Chlorosis (yellowing of the leaves while the veins remain green) often occurs when soils are not sufficiently acidic.

Stand out Features:  Generally a durable and long-lived tree. 

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