Boone County Arboretum
9190 Camp Ernst Road
Union, Kentucky 41091
Phone: (859) 384-4999
Fax: (859) 384-6888

Open Daily
Dawn - Dusk
Free Admission

Join Our Email List

Contact Us

Information on invasive species

Emerald Ash Borer Information

Horticutural Links

Donate to the Boone County Arboretum

Boone County Arboretum

Promote Your Page Too

Employee Login

Cultural Details for Quercus coccinea

Common Name:
Scarlet Oak

Growth Rate:
1.5-2' per year over 10-20 years

Average Mature Height:
70-75' to 100' in the wild

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
monoecious; staminate catkins pendant, clustered; pistillate solitary

Fruit Details:
0.5-1" oval to hemispherical reddish brown, capped

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
grayish brown, thinnish, smooth; with age develops narrow, shallow ridges and furrows

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
galls, iron chlorosis

Native Habitat:
Maine to Florida west to Minn. and Mo.

Other Features:
National champion 120' x 93' in Powell Co. KY

Culture and Care:
usually found in dry sandy soils

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1200, 2531

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.