Northern Red Oak

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Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra) is a towering beauty, known for its straight trunk and brilliant fall colors. Its leaves, with pointed lobes, turn a deep shade of red, making it a favorite for autumn landscapes. This oak is a testament to nature’s grandeur and resilience.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 3-8
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 60-75′ tall, 45-50′ wide
Plant Spacing: 40-50′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Monoecious, requires cross-pollination
Pollination Mechanisms: Wind
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Yellow-green

Fruit Characteristics

Nut Size: 0.5-1″
Nut Flavor: Bitter
Nut/Husk Color and Appearance Brown, thin shell
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 20-25

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Oak Wilt (Bretziella fagacearum): Susceptible
Anthracnose (Apiognomonia quercina): Moderately Susceptible
Armillaria Root Rot (Armillaria mellea): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe alphitoides): Moderately Resistant
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar): Moderately Susceptible
Oak Leafroller (Archips semiferanus): Moderately Susceptible

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Foliage Color: Dark green
Fall Color: Red
Lifespan: 200-300 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No