Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

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Common names:
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Botanical names:
Quercus rubraAccepted
Quercus borealisSynonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Tree
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences:Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone:Zone 8b
Plant Height:60 - 80 feet
Plant Spread:40 - 60 feet
Leaves:Good fall color
Fruit:Edible to birds
Bloom Size:Under 1"
Flower Time:Spring
Suitable Locations:Street Tree
Uses:Shade Tree
Edible Parts:Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator:K (Potassium)
Wildlife Attractant:Birds
Propagation: Seeds:Sow in situ
Seeds are hydrophilic
Containers:Not suitable for containers

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Posted by tx_flower_child (North Central TX - Zone 8a) on Aug 25, 2016 1:05 PM

Red oaks are beautiful trees but are susceptible to the potentially fatal Oakwilt disease. A certified arborist should be knowledgeable regarding this disease.

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Apr 19, 2013 2:37 PM

New Jersey's state tree.

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Plant Events from our members
AndreA33On November 18, 2016Seeds sown
bzrhartOn May 7, 2017Obtained plant
Obtained from local native-plant nursery in Cloquet. 10-gallon bucket, 8ft tall and eager to grow!
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