Red Oak Tree

Red Oak Tree

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Red Oak Tree (Quercus rubra)


Red Oak Tree: Quercus rubra, the American Red Oak Tree, is a relatively fast-growing deciduous tree. The red oak tree is a North American native species, first noted in the hardwood forests of the Appalachian Mountains.


People adore this tree for its late summer to fall show of color. That's when the green leaves turn fiery red and remain on the tree for several weeks.


Common Names for the Quercus rubra Tree:


Quercus rubra has several common names, including the following:


  •      American Red Oak
  •      Eastern Red Oak
  •      Mountain Red Oak
  •      Northern Red Oak
  •      Red Oak


Each name refers to the same species, but different regions call it by other names.


The Red Oak Tree Is a Wildlife Refuge


The red oak tree is a beautiful addition to your local ecosystem. Here are a few visitors you might see:


  •      During the spring, birds will build their nests and raise their young among the camouflage of the large emerging leaves and the sturdy branches.
  •      Bees and butterflies will visit the small yellow and green flowers in the last weeks of spring and pollinate your garden.
  •      Later in the season, the tree will drop large reddish-brown acorns. You will see squirrels busily collecting them to store away for the months of winter scarcity.
  •      Deer may also visit your yard in the winter to forage for acorns left behind by the squirrels--this is an essential food source for them.


If you love watching animals, you will love watching your red oak tree grow into an active wildlife hub.


The Attractive Good Looks of the Red Oak Tree


The red oak tree grows to an average height of around seventy feet and has a canopy approximately the same width. The crown has a pleasing, rounded shape on maturity, making it a lovely specimen in any yard.


The leaves are large--up to seven inches--and have seven or more lobes. The foliage is green with a warm undertone in the summer before turning to its more famous bright red in the late summer or early autumn.


Order Your Red Oak Tree From TN Nursery Today


TN Nursery ships out only the healthiest plants--please order your red oak tree from us today.

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  • 5
    Red Oak Tree

    Posted by Janice Frazier on Nov 04, 2022

    Ordering experience was great and I received my order in just a few days.

  • 5
    Beautiful Healthy Trees

    Posted by Blake Taylor on Dec 09, 2020

    this is a great product. All mine are doing exceptionally well. Shipped fast packed well I'm in love with my trees I've ordered.

  • 5
    Red Oak Tree Seedlings

    Posted by Kristi Leroy on Aug 27, 2019

    these trees are amazing

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates

Ships November through April