• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering 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.
    Key Feature:
    Stunning Fall Color
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KWER-kus REW-bra
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 60 to 80 ft. tall, 35 to 40 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
    Garden styleContemporary, Rustic
    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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly; less once established, more in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    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.