The Oak, Scarlet, Quercus coccinea, is often planted as an ornamental tree, popular for its bright red fall color, and is a great shade tree. It is also called black oak or red oak and generally has an irregular crown.
It is a large rapid-growing tree of the Eastern United States found on a variety of soils in mixed forests, especially light sandy and gravelly upland ridges and slopes.
This oak tree has leaves, which to the untrained eye, may resemble the pin oaks. Scarlet Oak's acorns are 1/2 to 1 inch long, with a scaled cap covering 1/2 of the nut.
Scarlet oak seedlings develop a strong taproot with relatively few lateral roots.
It prefers part shade to full sun and adapts to a variety of soil.
|Mature Height||60 to 70 feet|
|Mature Spread||40 to 50 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
|Fall Color||Red scarlett|