Quercus coccinea

Botanical Name: Quercus coccinea

Phonetic: Qwer-kus kox-in-ee-uh

Common Name(s): Scarlet Oak

Family: Fagaceae
Origin: Eastern United States, southern Canada
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Simple, pointed lobes, usually 7 points
Fall Color: Gold                               
Leaf Color: Glossy green
Texture: Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Spring
Flower Color(s): Yellowish-green
Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 4-9

Growth Rate: Slow                                             
Height: 50-70 Feet
Spread: 40-50 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/3 (after 3 years no more water)
Soil: Well-drained soils with moderate amounts of water
Pest: Armillaria mellea (oak root fungus), Phytophthora spp. (crown rot), Phytophthora ramorum (‘sudden oak death’), aphids
Features: Does not well in wet and cold conditions, low maintenance, drought tolerant, monoecious, acorn, fall color
Use: Shade tree, street tree

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