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Quercus coccinea

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Photo Courtesy of JF Schmidt (fall colour)

Photo Courtesy of JF Schmidt (fall colour)

More About Quercus coccinea

  • Upright, open, spreading to rounded crown
  • Leaves have deeply cut, glossy green, pointed lobes
  • Insignificant flowers (catkins) are followed by oval acorns
  • Fall foliage is a brilliant dark red to scarlet-red

Zone:

4

Height:

16-20 m

Spread:

13-15 m
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Scarlet Oak Growing and Maintenance Tips

A very attractive tree, suitable for drier landscapes, this oak has a beautiful, long lasting, fall colour. It needs a large landscape or park area to grow to its mature size.


Quercus coccinea Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Attributes

Seed
Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Spreading
Upright
Rounded

Foliage Color

Red
Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Specimen

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