Quercus rubra - Red Oak
Fast-growing for an oak tree and reaches a substantial size at maturity. Has all the qualities to make an effective shade tree and has a beautiful pyramidal form.
Prefers acidic sandy, loam soil with average to moist conditions. Not recommended for soils that are extremely dry. Tolerant of air pollution and salt.
Acorns are attractive to many birds and small mammals. Supports many species of butterflies and moths.
Dark green, bristle-tipped leaves have 7-11 waxy lobes. Gorgeous vibrant reds are displayed for weeks during the autumn season.
Height : 60-75 feet
Spread : 60-75 feet
Light : Full sun to shade
Water : Medium to moist
Soil : Sand, loam
Zone : 3-8
Growth Rate : Medium to fast