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Quercus rubra

NORTHERN RED OAK

Buy Northern Red Oak online. One of the faster growing oaks. A pyramidal young tree that develops into a broad, spreading rounded crown. Leaves are pinkish to reddish when unfolding, lustrous dark green in summer changing to beautiful dark red or orange in fall. Great specimen tree for lawn or park.

Height:

60-75 Feet

Spread:

50-75 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

3-8

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
  • Brown
Bark Type*
  • Rough
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Growth Habit*
  • Upright Growing
  • Large Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Birds
Plant Type*
  • Tree
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Moist
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Well-Drained
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Average
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
  • Seed
Season of Interest*
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Spring Flowering
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Mass Planting
  • Wind/Dust Break
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Border Plant
  • Sound Barrier
  • Accent Plant
  • Provides Shade
  • Privacy/Hedge/Living Fence
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Quercus is very easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

Northern Red Oak is a majestic giant in the landscape. .Photos Courtesy of OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and Sooner Plant Farm. Order now, supplies are limited. You will not be billed until tree is shipped.