Scarlet Oak

Arbor walk #49

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.

Name Scarlet Oak
Latin Name Quercus coccinea
Type Native, Shade
Diameter 14.8″ dbh
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
Foliage Type Deciduous

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