Quercus coccinea

scarlet oak

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Outstanding Qualities

Scarlet oak is a grand tree for the large garden with colorful autumn foliage, majestic winter structure, and summer shade. Indeed, as this tree matures and the canopy spreads it will create an ideal shady space to sit or nap under on a hot summer’s day!

Quick Facts

Plant Type: tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 20 ft. 0 in. (6.10 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 80 ft. 0 in. (24.38 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 50 ft. 0 in. (15.24 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: occasional watering

Seasonal Interest: brilliant fall color

Wildlife Associations: birds

Culture Notes
Full sun is best for the scarlet oak along with well-drained soil. For soil type it is very versatile—growing in a wide range of soils except alkaline. Water regularly the first two years during dry periods until it is established, then water at least occasionally, or about twice a month.