Scarlet Oak

Arbor walk #49, TreeKeeper ID #1925

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.

Common NameScarlet Oak
Latin NameQuercus coccinea
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