Quercus rubra

Botanical Name: Quercus rubra

Phonetic: Qwer-kus ROO-bruh

Common Name(s): Red Oak/Northern Red Oak

Family: Fagaceae
Origin: Eastern United States
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous (hold leaves through winter until spring)

Leaf Type: Simple, pointed lobes
Fall Color: Brownish-red                            
Leaf Color: Dark green, grayish-white below
Texture: Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: May/Spring
Flower Color(s): Yellowish-green/insignificant
Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 4-8

Growth Rate: Moderate-fast                                           
Height: 50-75 Feet
Spread: 50-75 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/2
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, tolerates air pollution
Use: Shade tree, street tree, lawn tree, specimen

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