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Quercus rubra

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A vigorous tree native to North America and Canada, Quercus rubra has toothed, green leaves which appear as though they are on fire in autumn, turning lovely shades of dark red and orange before falling.

Quercus rubra grows to be a majestic, large garden tree and gives its best display of autumn colour in a slightly acid soil

Supplied Size: 7.5L containers (three to four years old, 125 - 150 cm tall)

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Quercus rubra | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Quercus rubra | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Quercus rubra | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
7.5 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. The autumn colour of Quercus rubra 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 rubra grows to be a large tree with a branching rounded crown.
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 20 m (65 ft)

Notes: Quercus rubra is more tolerant of atmospheric pollution than many other species of Oak. This Oak is also known as Quercus borealis.

Plant Finder: about Quercus rubra

Common names

Red oak, Northern red oak, Oak


Quercus rubra (Red oak). This is a deciduous tree which reaches around 30m producing shiny grey bark. The leaves are dark green and pointed with lobes. The young spring and autumn leaves are red. They will need fertile soil with plenty of water. Native to eastern USA and Canada.


They will thrive in deep, damp, well-drained soil. Some of the species like full sun, while others prefer partial-shade.

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

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