Native Plant Encyclopedia

  Northern Red OakQuercus rubra  

  Recommended Planting Range



Red oak is a common tree in mesic forests. It does well in sandy, sandy loam, or well-drained loam soil. It is more tolerant of shade than other oaks, but still grows best in the open. It is relatively fast-growing, long-lived, and has brilliant red foliage in the autumn. The acorns are very attractive to wildlife.

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