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Quercus coccinea /Scarlet oak

Quercus coccinea   / Quercus coccinea
Typical leaf shape of Scarlet Oak
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Typical leaf shape of Scarlet Oak


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Scientific Name: Quercus coccinea
Common Name: Scarlet oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Is named scarlet oak for the beautiful color of its foliage in autumn. Young trees are symmetrical in youth and develop a round, open, spreading crown with age. This native should be grown in a slightly acid to moderately acid soil to prevent iron chlorosis. Use on large properties.