Northern Red Oak
Northern Red Oak
Quercus rubraItem #6925 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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:Water regularly - weekly; less once established, more in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 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 growing; reaches 60 to 80 ft. tall, 35 to 40 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.Design 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 PlantsBurning Bush (Euonymus); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Spirea (Spiraea); Magnolia (Magnolia); Serviceberry (Amelanchier)
- CareCare InformationProvide 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.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly; less once established, more 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.