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Quercus rubra

Plant name: Northern red oak

Plant type: advanced / deciduous trees

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Description: This oak is a long-living and fast-growing tree. It has a short trunk with a canopy round or oval shaped. The foliage is a dark green which turns maroon shades of red in autumn.

Origin: Eastern North America.

Cultural notes: Prefers full sun. Water in well when planting, keep moist as the tree becomes established.

Tolerates: This oak is tolerant of some drought and frost once established. Tolerant of pollution.

Flowering type and season: Small, insignificant clusters of flowers known as catkins appear in spring, followed by acorns. This oak may take up to 40 years to produce a crop.

Foliage type and colour: Foliage is broad with 7-11 toothy lobes. It is a dark green colour, turning maroon red through autumn before falling.

Soil type: Prefers well-draining, moist soils with an acidic pH level. A variety of soil types are tolerated.

Width: Up to 9m

Height: Up to 10m

Recommended uses: Perfect for use in parkland and medium to large garden spaces. Good for urban areas due to its pollution tolerance.