Northern Red Oak
This relatively fast growing shade tree provides habitat and food for wildlife. The leaves develop a bright red fall color.
Transplants easily and prefers well-drained soil. Performs even in polluted and urban environments. Does well in full sun.
Great for urban planting sites.
60-75' at maturity
60' at maturity
Dark green above and gray, white, or pale yellow underside changing to red in the fall
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.