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!
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.