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Quercus rubra

Red oak

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height15m to 30m
  • Spread9m to 20m
  • Growth HabitMassive oval
  • Leaf ColourRed

Description

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.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Northern red oak, Oak

Origin

Northeastern and Central North America

Interest and use

Specimen

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Needs

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

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagation is from fresh seeds or by grafting in late winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Fungus or aphids

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