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Quercus rubra ‘Red Queen’

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An oak grown for its sensational red autumn colour, Quercus 'Red Queen' over time will grown to be a large tree. The dark green leaves turn vivid shades of fiery red in autumn before falling.

A handsome medium to large tree suitable for gardens or woodland areas.

Supplied Size: 2L deep containers (25 - 40 cm tall)

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Quercus rubra ‘Red Queen’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Quercus rubra ‘Red Queen’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light dappled shade..
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. The autumn colour of Quercus 'Red Queen' is somewhat dependent upon the soil pH and the foliage will produce a better, stronger autumn colour in more acidic soils.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Slow until settled then vigorous.
Habit: Large tree with a rounded crown once established.
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 20 m (65 ft)

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Common names

American Red Oak 'Red Queen', Northern Red Oak 'Red Queen'


Quercus rubra ‘Red Queen’ (American Red Oak 'Red Queen'). This oak has leaves which are dark green, with bristle-tipped pinnate lobes and rounded sinuses between the lobes. They turn red-brown to bright red in the autumn.


Grow in lime-free soil for the best autumn colour.

Interest and use

Grown mainly for their autumn colour.

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  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

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