Red Oak Tree

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Planting Zones 5-8
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Red Oak Tree Description

Red oak tree 

Red oak trees, Quercus rubra, are a treat to the eyes. The beautiful yellowish-green oblong flowers are fall colors that add to the beauty of the place. It is a native tree of North America (United States).

However, you can see them growing in southeast and south-central Canada. Being the state tree of New Jersey, you can see them in a few parts of Western Europe. This tree prefers well-drained, somewhat acidic soils. It is sometimes known as champion oak belonging to white oaks. 

It is a large tree having short lobed branches on which beautiful leaves of red color grow. They look mesmerizing in the fall and enhance the entire scenery around them. The fruits of the red oak are acorns with barrel shape and medium brown color.

Acorns are among the favorite foods of blue jays, squirrels, small rodents, and wild turkeys. The bark of this tree species is distinctive, with ridges that seem to have shiny stripes running along the center.

The bark of some other oak species has a similar look on the top. However, this northern tree is the only tree having patterns straight down the trunk.

Red oak is intriguing because it is among the few trees in the world with resistance to black walnut toxicity

The tree’s growth rate is best in fully sunny locations with partial shade. It can withstand considerable salt spray. It makes the tree an excellent choice to grow for coastal gardens. 

It grows well in acidic soil with any pH value under 6.8. Northern red oak Quercus can be as tall as 43 meters, but they are 28 meters high on average. Their leaves are alternate, lobbed, and have bristles.

The leaves emerge pink and then turn slightly red in the autumn. It tolerates urban pollution conditions and many fungal diseases like oak wilt. Planting it requires less effort and minimal aftercare, yet it stays healthy during its lifespan.

This tree is long-lived and offers shade because of the dense crown. Such trees are an excellent source of timber for fire, making furniture, fences, and other items. They have ornamental value as well.

It is beautiful with its height and unique red color leaves

Their mature fruits, acorns, are edible when leached in water. Also, it is a shade tree, so you can sit under its shade and enjoy the lovely summer. You can buy a red oak tree to make them a lovely addition to your garden.

Red oak trees are available at Tn Nursery


Reviews (2)

  • 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.

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Ships November through April

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