Red Oak

Arbor walk #58

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 Name Red Oak
Latin Name Quercus rubra
Type Native
Diameter 10″ dbh
Color of Leaf Dark green turn to red
Shape of Leaf Simple leaves with 7-11 lobes
Color of Flower Inconspicuous
Shape of Flower Catkins and spikes
Fruit Characteristics Barrel shaped acorns
Bark Characteristics Grey with furrows
Foliage Type Deciduous

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