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Northern Red Oak

Northern Red Oak

Quercus rubra

Featured Plant Category: Focal point, Keystone Species

Height: 50 - 75'

Bloom Time: May

Bloom Color: Yellow-Green

Soil Moisture: Dry to Medium

Soil Type: Average, dry to medium; acidic, well-drained

Light Requirements: Full sun

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: Quercus rubra, Red Oak

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Description

Keystone Value: The genus Quercus (Oak) supports over 500 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra) is a large deciduous tree that is tolerant of a wide range of soils and sites. It is often used in parks and large gardens as a specimen tree or shade tree, and they can live up to 300-400 years. Northern Red Oak also make great street trees as they are hardy in city conditions and can withstand air pollution. In the fall, leaves turn a beautiful crimson or golden-orange. Like other oaks, the Northern Red Oak has excellent wildlife value. Not only is it a keystone species that hosts hundreds of caterpillars, but it also provides habitat and food for a variety of birds and mammals. It a larval host for the Gray hairstreak (shown above), among hundreds of others.


 

Additional information

Height

50 – 75'

Container Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon

Bloom Time

May

Bloom Color

Yellow-Green

Soil Moisture

Dry to Medium

Soil Type

Average, dry to medium; acidic, well-drained

Light Requirements

Full sun

Hardiness Zone

4,5,6,7,8

Other Names

Quercus rubra, Red Oak

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

Please Note: If you live between the two facilities, you can change the Ship From location on the Cart page to see which will give you better shipping rates.

Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.