USDA Organic Scarlet Oak

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Exceptional USDA Organic Scarlet Oak Tree

  • Your Choice Supports Audubon's Plants for Birds
  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Wild Birds Use for Shelter and Sustenance
  • Scarlet Fall Foliage
  • Perfect Street, Lawn or Shade Tree
  • Fast Growth Rate While Young
  • Open Canopy
  • Distinctive Leathery Leaves Have C-Shaped Sinuses and Bristle Tips
  • Acorn Mast Supports Wildlife
  • One of the Best Oaks for Periodic Drought

Create a beautiful, hard-working habitat for local birds and wildlife with this exceptionally showy Oak tree. Native USDA Organic Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea) delivers many wonderful benefits for your landscape and local ecology.

Feel great about your commitment to helping with this special showpiece. Scarlet Oak is a perfect choice for modern lots, as it starts life as a fast-growing selection.

The open canopy and large, lobed leaves cast delicious shade without a long wait. You'll instantly recognize these pretty, six-inch long leaves for their bristle tips and deep sinuses.

Each year, the leathery leaves turn bronzed, brilliant crimson for fall color. Give the neighborhood kids a colorful pile to jump in...and memories that will last forever!

No need to worry about sprays or harsh chemicals with this USDA Organic tree. We know how hard you work to elevate your lifestyle...why should your landscape plants be any different?

Nature Hills is thrilled to offer so many organic choices...from fruiting trees to these amazing shade trees. Once mature, Scarlet Oak is well-known for its large acorns that have cute, deep caps.

This hardy tree makes a world of difference. With one planting decision, you'll help support the animals around you, and shade your family and friends with ease.

Scarlet Oak is blissfully fuss-free and grows in many soils, including those that remain dry periodically. After your tree gets established in the landscape, it becomes somewhat waterwise...although we do recommend you give it supplemental water to keep it happy and healthy.

It also features smooth grey-brown bark that becomes shallowly fissured with age. Reduce your cooling costs by planting one at the southwest corner of your property.

On a larger property, plant several or partner with other species to create a park-like setting. Scarlet Oak takes center stage during autumn with its vivid foliage.

Keep your camera ready and catalog the number of animals and birds you see. Scarlet Oak mast supports blue jays, woodpeckers, wild turkey, squirrels, chipmunks and deer.

This Scarlet Oak was grown without the use of neonicotinoids. Please place your order for USDA Organic Scarlet Oak from Nature Hills to support the Audubon Society with their mission-critical efforts.

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
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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 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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USDA Organic Scarlet Oak Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Quercus coccinea
Mature Height 60 - 70 feet
Mature Spread 40 - 50 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes