Quercus rubra

Quercus rubra

Northern Red Oak


SKU: 12205802


Family Fagaceae
Originating from North America

A grand and impressive oak, forming a typically strong and distinctive branching habit. It bears abundant large leaves similar in appearance to our native oak but 3 or 4 times larger. The red oak is a vigorous species growing at a faster rate than our native robur and produces a lighter and less strong timbers because of this, and is perhaps a little more prone to damage in high winds in exposed positions. It sets acorns readily in the UK and is the best American oak for our climate. In winter its leaves turn a rich dark red before falling.
Thriving in all but shallow chalky soils and best in full sun.

Height and spread after 4 – 5 years 2.5m x 2m
Semi mature height and spread after 10 – 15 years 6m x 4m
Potential mature height and spread after 25 – 30 years 15m x 12m



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