The Scarlet Red Oak (Quercus Coccinea) is considered both a shade tree and an ornamental tree. It grows to a height of 60–80′ and a spread of 40–50′ at maturity. This tree grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24″ per year. The scarlet oak is very versatile—growing in a wide range of soils except alkaline. While it prefers normal moisture, the tree has some drought tolerance. Provides brilliant red fall color that extends well into winter, making an excellent splash against the white snow. Features leaves that are 4–7″ long with 7 (rarely 9) narrow, bristle-tipped lobes separated by deep sinuses.Yields acorns that are ½–1″ in length and enclosed by a bowl-like, scaly cup. An especially large crop is produced every 3–5 years.
Full sun is recommended
2-3 ft, 3-4 ft, 4-5 ft