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Northern Red Oak Quercus rubra


  • Northern Red Oak - Quercus rubra
  • Northern Red Oak - Quercus rubra
  • Northern Red Oak - Quercus rubra
  • Northern Red Oak - Quercus rubra

Average Shipping Height: 2' - 3'
Item #3439
Member Price *
$7.49
Regular Price
$11.50
Quantity

Cannot ship to AK, AZ, CA, FL, HI, LA, OR
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Overview

The Northern Red Oak grows in zones 3-8.
The northern red oak has been called “one of the handsomest, cleanest, and stateliest trees in North America” by naturalist Joseph S. Illick, and it is widely considered a national treasure. It is valued for its versatility and hardiness in urban settings. This medium to large tree is also known for its brilliant fall color, great value to wildlife, and status as the state tree of New Jersey.

  • Displays vibrant red fall color
  • Is a fast-growing tree that offers great shade and works well as a street tree
  • Tolerates pollution and compacted soil
  • Will be delivered at a height of 2'–3'


Your Tree’s Personality

Mature Height

60'–75'

Mature Spread

N/A–45'

Growth Rate

Fast

Shape

Rounded

Sun Preference

Full Sun,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Clay, Drought-tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well-drained,

Wildlife Value

Acorns from this tree are at the top of the food preference list for blue jays, wild turkeys, squirrels, small rodents, whitetail deer, raccoons and black bears. Deer also browse the buds and twigs in wintertime.

History/Lore

The northern red oak has been a favorite of both lumbermen and landscapers since colonial times. The tree has also found favor when transplanted in Europe. It is believed that Bishop Compton's garden, near Fulham in England, received the first red oak transplant abroad in the late 17th century. In 1924, there were over 450 acres of red oak plantations in Baden, Germany.

Planting Instructions




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