Fast-Growing Oak with Autumn Brilliance
Scarlet Oak is a large, deciduous tree in the Red Oak family. One would make an excellent shade tree for your yard, or plant several along the street for an eye-catching display.
Your Scarlet Oak is an autumn show-stopper with its brilliant, scarlet display highly visible from a distance. In fact, Scarlet Oak has one of the best displays among Oak trees, varying from a deep bronze to a stunning, scarlet red (depending on the soil conditions).
Beyond its dazzling fall presentation, Scarlet Oak is valued as a shade tree. Reaching 70 feet in height with a 50 foot spread, Scarlet Oak features a rounded, full crown. Its leaves are 6-inches long with deeply-cut lobes and a shiny green appearance. The foliage is a lovely accompaniment to the ridged, grey-brown bark the tree attains with maturity. ½-1 inch acorns are yet another asset of the Scarlet Oak, making it invaluable for providing sustenance for your wildlife through the cold, winter months.
Scarlet Oak has no significant pest or disease problems, is considered long-lived, low-maintenance and hardy. It’s drought-tolerant and easily transplanted relative to other Oaks. It will even adapt to a variety of soil types.
With its hardy nature, fall display, and overall excellence as a shade tree, Scarlet Oak is an outstanding choice for your home.
* Autumn color
* Wildlife interest
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Quercus coccinea|
|Mature Height||60 - 70 feet|
|Mature Spread||40 - 50 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|