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Red Oak

Botanical Name
Quercus rubra
Hardiness
Zones 3b to 7
Height
60 to 75 feet
Width
60 to 75 feet
Flowers
May: pale yellow-green catkins - male, inconspicuous spikes - female
Fruit
Acorn, short cap sits on nut-like red beret
Fall Color
Russet to red, often yellow-brown
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained, acidic, sandy
Planting & Care
  • Transplants readily
  • Prune in winter
  • Pollution tolerant
Problems
OAK WILT, chlorosis in alkaline soils, galls, 2-line chestnut borer

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