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Northern Red Oak

Quercus rubra

Fall Colors Valuable to wildlife

Characteristics:
This relatively fast growing shade tree provides habitat and food for wildlife. The leaves develop a bright red fall color.

Growing Conditions:
Transplants easily and prefers well-drained soil. Performs even in polluted and urban environments. Does well in full sun.

Uses:
Great for urban planting sites.

Height:
60-75' at maturity

Width:
60' at maturity

Shape:
Rounded

Flowers:

Leaves:
Dark green above and gray, white, or pale yellow underside changing to red in the fall

Bark:
Distinct smooth gray intermixed with rough and furrowed areas.

The common name is in reference to the red fall foliage color, red petioles, and reddish interior wood. Native from Nova Scotia to Pennsylvania and west to Minnesota.