Northern Red Oak

Arbor walk #58, TreeKeeper ID #1566

This fast-growing oak is known for its hardy dark green leaves that turn bright red in the fall. This Midwest native’s beautiful dense crown provides good shade, and along with its ability to tolerate air pollution and drought, has made it a landscaping favorite.

Common NameNorthern Red Oak
Latin NameQuercus rubra
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How to identify a Northern Red Oak

Relationship of Quercus rubra to other species in the Arboretum

Global Distribution of the Northern Red Oak

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