Northern Red Oak
Northern Red Oak
Quercus rubraItem #6925 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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Outstanding large pyramidal tree displays brilliant orange, brown and red fall coloring. An excellent shade tree for large lawns or parks. Sends roots deep, easy to garden under. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 60 to 80 ft. tall, 35 to 40 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KWER-kus REW-braPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 60 to 80 ft. tall, 35 to 40 ft. wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Deer Resistant, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:InconspicuousDesign IdeasA beautiful specimen tree for sizeable homesites and suburban yards. Exceptional street tree and for large scale effects in institutional planting. American native suitable for naturalization in open space and reforestation projects in rural or urban applications.Companion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Burning Bush (Euonymus); Spirea (Spiraea); Serviceberry (Amelanchier); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. May be watered deeply, less frequently, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreLore:This is from the fact that the ancient tree-worshipping tribes often queried very large old oak trees believed to contain powerful spirits that could foretell the future.