True to its name, the scarlet oak produces wonderful scarlet leaf color in the fall. A long-living and durable species, it is considered easy to grow even in drier, sandier soil. Often used as a shade tree in lawns and along streets because it grows to a large size. It is native to southeastern Missouri.
|Latin Name||Quercus coccinea|
|Color of Leaf||Dark green turn to scarlet|
|Shape of Leaf||3-6″ simple with bristle tips lobes|
|Color of Flower||Inconspicuous|
|Shape of Flower||Inconspicuous|
|Fruit Characteristics||Acorns, capped nut|
|Bark Characteristics||Smooth and dark gray, matures to fissured|