Fast-growing, pyramidal oak with scarlet to russet fall color. It's name, "coccinea" means scarlet in Latin, referring to the fall color.
Prefers full sun and sandy, dry soil.
Great street and shade tree with beautiful fall color. Can garden under canopy.
75' at maturity
40' at maturity
Upright spreading, broadly oval
Male catkins and female flowers with spikes that appear with leaves.
Alternate, simple, light green, slender leaves have deep, sharp lobes. Leaves turn scarlet red in fall. Dead leaves will persist over winter, especially on younger trees.
On young trees, bark is grayish brown with smooth streaks. Bark develops irregular ridges and furrows as tree matures.
Native range Eastern US; Minnesota to Maine, south to Missouri and Florida.