Name

Northern Red Oak

Scientific Name

Quercus rubra

Wildlife Value

Good

Average height

75'

Origin

Native

Shade Tolerance

Moderate

Drought Tolerance

Fair

Growth Rate

Mod/Rapid

Fruit

Acorns

Special Characteristics

Red Fall Color

Seedling Size 5" to 12"

 

 

 

General Description

In forests, the northern red oak grows straight and tall. Open-grown trees do not get so tall, but can develop a stouter trunk. It has stout branches growing at right angles to the stem, forming a narrow round-topped head. Mature acorns are the key to identifying red oaks. Leaves alone can be easily confused with pin oak and black oak.  It grows rapidly and is tolerant of many soils and varied situations, although it prefers the glacial drift and well-drained borders of streams. Oaks are beautiful, their wood valuable, and their acorns are a source of food for squirrels, jays, bears, and white-tailed deer. it transplants easily and is hardy in city conditions.

 

Disease:

Highly susceptible to infection of oak wilt fungus. Pruning precautions are advised.

 

Uses

The northern red oak is one of the most important oaks for timber production in North America. The wood is of high value. Other uses can be used for flooring, veneer, interior trim, and furniture. 

 

Northern Red Oak (bundle of 25)

$35.00Price

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