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SKU
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Tough, Showy, Speedy Scarlet Oak Tree

  • Incredibly Vivid Fall Color
  • Excellent Shade Tree
  • Grows Quickly While Young
  • Acorn Mast for Wildlife
  • Durable, Strong Limbs
  • Open Canopy
  • Leathery Leaves Feature Large Sinuses and Bristle Tips
  • Large Acorns Support Wildlife
  • Tolerates Periodic Drought Once Established

If you have a dry site and want exceptional fall color...select our beautiful native Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea). This relatively fast-growing Oak will delight you and your family with its open canopy and restful shade.

Increase the value of your property with this thoughtful choice, as Scarlet Oak has one of the best displays among Oak trees. You'll be treated each year with a fiery display ranging from deep bronze to a stunning, scarlet red (depending on the soil conditions).

Summer leaves are six-inches long, dark green, and feature c-shaped, deep sinuses. Each tip ends in bristle tipped lobes. This tree is a close cousin to Pin Oak.

Mast production results in large acorns. This is a wonderful choice to count on in planned food forests and wildlife retreats.

With ridged, grey-brown bark, you'll appreciate its sophisticated good looks year-round. Plant one at the southwest corner of your property and you'll reduce your annual cooling costs.

Use several in an informal grouping to achieve a bold band of crimson color each autumn. This tree looks great up close and when seen from a distance.

Partner this tree with evergreens and smaller flowering wildlife trees like Linden and Chickasaw Plum. Underplant with Mount Airy Fothergilla and Sweetspire.

Don't forget to wind a path through your nature planting. Add a comfortable seating area to the north of Scarlet Oak for a blissfully cool spot to entertain family and friends.

You can also plant several along the street for an eye-catching display. Scarlet Oak features a rounded, full crown that lends a formal feeling to corporate campuses and large residential properties.

Low maintenance Scarlet Oak has no significant pest or disease problems and is quite hardy. This is a good choice to combat periodic drought, and is widely adaptable to a variety of soil types.

Scarlet Oak is an outstanding choice. Get the brilliant fall color you crave...order today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Scarlet Oak Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Botanical Name Quercus coccinea
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 60 - 70 feet
Mature Spread 40 - 50 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Late Winter
Fragrant No