Red Oak Tree
- Latin Name- Quercus rubra Hardy Planting Zone-3-8 Mature Height- 70-100 Width-60-80 Sun or Shade- Full Sun
Red Oak Tree
Red Oak Tree is a more extensive variety of tree. It will grow best in soils that are well drained in their compositions and will appreciate a full sunlight environment. It will be beautiful for most of the year. With bright green foliage during the summer, the leaves will transform into reds and oranges with the arrival of fall. It becomes a favorite with homeowners quickly.Native to the Eastern United States and Canada, Red Oaks can grow to be over 500 years old. Favorite among landscapers, the Red Oak makes for an attractive focal point in any yard all four seasons of the year. However, these trees burst with crimson hues in the spring and autumn. In the spring, blossoms emerge a vibrant pink or sometimes maroon tone before the leaves take on a mature, dark green or green-yellow hue for the summer. True to its name, the Red Oak puts on another crimson display in the autumn before the leaves turn a neutral, brown hue in the winter. Northern Red Oaks often hold onto their leaves into the winter months for protection from disease. Even when the tree's leaves fall, the Norther Red Oak can still display its attractive bark with its distinctive glossy lines in between the furrows.