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Northern Red Oak

Quercus rubra

Pronunciation: KWER-kus ROO-bruh
SKU #06925
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 60 to 80 ft. tall, 35 to 40 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Spreading
STYLE
Landscape Use Privacy Screen
Design Ideas A 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.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Burning Bush (Euonymus); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Spirea (Spiraea); Magnolia (Magnolia); Serviceberry (Amelanchier)
CARE
Care Provide deep, fertile, acidic, loose, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed in early spring. Prune to removed dead or damaged branches in winter.
HISTORY
Lore 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.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.