Northern Red Oak, Piedmont

Northern Red Oak, Piedmont
Item# 207
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Product Description

Price listed is for 100 seedlings.

Northern red oak (Quercus rubra)
This is an adaptable, widely planted oak with a rapid growth rate. Red oak will reach a height of 60 to 70 feet and a spread of 40 to 60 feet when open-grown, and is native to rich woodland areas where it will grow to 90 feet tall.

Its branches and upper trunk are marked with long, light gray longitudinal lines, which remind some people of ski trails.

Open-grown trees form a rounded crown, which makes a nice shade, park or street tree. Many communities use red oak as a street tree when overhead space is sufficient.

The tree's acorns are small and easily cleaned up, broken into small pieces by pedestrians or eaten by squirrels. The foliage turns a wonderful dark red in the fall.