Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)

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Description

Culture

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers dry, acidic, sandy soils.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Scarlet oak is a large tree with a rounded, open habit which eventually matures to 70′ tall. Leaves are 3-6″ long and deeply cut with bristle-tipped, pointed lobes. Foliage is a glossy green in summer turning to scarlet in fall. Monoecious, with neither male (drooping catkins) nor female (solitary or clustered) flowers being showy. Fruit is an acorn (1/2″ to 1″ long). Native to southeastern Missouri.

General Use

A stately shade tree for the lawn, particularly in drier locations, with excellent fall color. Also a good street tree. Since it is a large tree, it must be planted in a location where it will have sufficient space to grow upward and spread to its mature size.

Problems

No serious problems.  This tree is long-living, durable and considered to be a low-maintenance tree to grow. 

Additional information

Common Name

scarlet oak

Scientific Name

Quercus coccinea

Native Range

Eastern United States, southern Canada

Zone

4 to 9

Height

50.00 to 70.00 feet

Spread

40.00 to 50.00 feet

Bloom Time

April to May

Bloom Description

Yellowish-green

Sun

Full sun

Water

Dry to medium

Maintenance

Low

Suggested Use

Shade Tree, Street Tree

Tolerate

Drought, Dry Soil, Black Walnut

Leaf

Good Fall