Red Oak – Richard Webb,
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Oak, Red – 12-18″ (1-0)

The red oak (Quercus rubra – also called Northern Red Oak is generally a durable and long-lived tree.  However, it is susceptible to Oak Wilt disease (which has no cure).  In the fall, red oak leaves turn russet-red to bright red.

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Product Description

  • Seedling Size:  12-18″
  • Seedling Age:  1-0
  • Mature Height:  50 – 75 feet
  • Mature Width:  40 – 60 feet
  • Soil Type:  Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Moist, Sandy
  • Moisture:  Moderate
  • Sun:  Full sun
  • Growth Rate:  Fast




Key Characteristics of Red Oak 

  • Leaves are alternating and are 4-8″ long with waxy, spine-tipped lobes.
  • Offers great shade due to a dense crown.
  • Round acorns provide an immense wildlife value to a wide variety of animals and insects.

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Did You Know?

Oak trees are one of the best trees available for habitat, providing food through its acorns, as well as through the diversity of insects it supports.