Quercus rubra Quercus

Quercus

Red Oak

Description: A fast-growing large deciduous tree with an open, spreading crown and smooth silver-grey bark. The large, deep green leaves turn orange and stunning crimson-brown before dropping in the winter.

History: Native to E. and N. America. Marvelled by the colonialists in America in the 1700s and brought back to the UK in 1724.

Quercus Growing Tips: Grow in deep, fertile, well-drained soil. Adaptable to most soils even heavy clay and chalky and tolerates urban pollution.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 7m x 5m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • L Size: Large
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Replacement prune
  • Autumn colour
  • Open space planting

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