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Quercus coccinea ‘Splendens’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A large, vigorous oak tree famous for its majestic habit and glowing, rich-scarlet autumn colours. There are several clones of this plant in cultivation, some of which turn a disappointing, rusty brown colour in autumn.

Ours is an excellent clone, with the leaves turning brilliant fiery-red on acid soil. A superb large garden tree for bright red autumn colour!

Supplied Size: 2L deep containers (30 - 40 cm tall)

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Quercus coccinea ‘Splendens’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Quercus coccinea ‘Splendens’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. The autumn colour of Quercus coccinea ' Splendens' is somewhat dependant upon the soil pH and the foliage will produce a better, stronger autumn colour in more acidic soils.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
Habit: Quercus coccinea ' Splendens' grows to be a large tree with a narrow crown once established.
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 12 m (40 ft)

Plant Finder: about Quercus coccinea ‘Splendens’

Common names

Scarlet oak, Oak


Quercus coccinea ‘Splendens’ (Scarlet oak). An upright rounded, deciduous tree from the Eastern and Southern United States. Bears glossy dark green leaves which turn a brilliant dark red in autumn and early winter.


They will thrive in deep, damp, well-drained soil. Some of the species like full sun, while others prefer partial-shade. Propagation is from fresh seeds or by grafting in late winter.

Interest and use

Specimen. Autumn interest.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Quercus coccinea ‘Splendens’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

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