Quercus rubra

Quercus rubra


Quercus rubra


Quercus rubra, commonly called red oak or northern red oak, is a medium sized, deciduous tree with a rounded to broad-spreading, often irregular crown. Typically grows at a moderate-to-fast rate to a height of 50-75' (often larger in the wild). Leaves turn brownish-red in autumn. Insignificant flowers in separate male and female catkins appear in spring. Fruits are acorns (with flat, saucer-shaped cups) which mature in early fall. An abundant crop of acorns may not occur before this tree reaches 40 years old.



Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, acidic soil in full sun. Prefers fertile, sandy, finely-textured soils with good drainage.


Type: Tree

Family: Fagaceae

Zone: 4 to 8

Height: 50.00 to 75.00 feet

Spread: 50.00 to 75.00 feet

Bloom Time: May

Bloom Description: Yellowish-green

Sun: Full sun

Water: Dry to medium

Maintenance: Low

Flower: Insignificant

Leaf: Good Fall

Tolerate: Drought, Dry Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution

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