Quercus rubra/Northern Red Oak

Quercus rubra / Quercus rubra
Fall canopy
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Fall canopy

A single leaf

Tree holding foliage late into the winter

Close view of foliage

A branchs with spring foliage

Acorns in summer

Tree trunk

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Scientific Name: Quercus rubra
Common Name: Northern Red Oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: over 50 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: A large sturdy oak that grows to about 60 feet tall and 80 feet wide and is too large to most current residential lots. It is one of the most abundant oaks in the northern forest. As with most oaks it has yellow brown catkins in spring and mature brown acorns every other year. Used in large landscapes, parks, and other large public grounds. Foliage is reddish in autumn.