Quercus coccinea

Scarlet Oak

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - 1.5-2' per year over 10-20 years
Mature Height - 70-75' to 100' in the wild
Mature Width - 40-50'
Longevity - long 200 years or more

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - monoecious; staminate catkins pendant, clustered; pistillate solitary
Fruit - 0.5-1" oval to hemispherical reddish brown, capped
Leaf -
Fall Color - scarlet
Bark - grayish brown, thinnish, smooth; with age develops narrow, shallow ridges and furrows
Other Features - National champion 120' x 93' in Powell Co. KY
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - usually found in dry sandy soils
Native Habitat - Maine to Florida west to Minn. and Mo.
Diseases and Insects - galls, iron chlorosis
Strength -
Weakness -

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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Oak.
- Other plants of the family Fagaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Quercus.
- Other plants of the species Quercus coccinea.