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Quercus borealis/Northern Red Oak

Quercus borealis / Quercus borealis
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Scientific Name: Quercus borealis
Common Name: Northern Red Oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: over 50 feet
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: A massive tree growing to over 100 feet tall and with an equal spread. This tree has rounded form and ascending, usually massive branches. It is used as a specimen tree and also for wildlife. In autumn the leaves turn russet-red to scarlet red. It produces acorns every other year.