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Red Oak | Quercus rubra - Height 100-120cm - 3-5lt

Red Oak | Quercus rubra - Height 100-120cm - 3-5lt

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Quercus rubra, commonly known as the Northern Red Oak, is a majestic deciduous tree native to North America, including parts of the United States and Canada. This oak species belongs to the Fagaceae family and is renowned for its striking appearance, impressive size, and ecological significance.

Mature Quercus Rubra trees can reach heights of up to 100 feet (30 meters) and possess a wide, rounded crown that provides ample shade during the summer months. Its leaves, which are alternately arranged along the branches, are deeply lobed with pointed tips and possess a vibrant green colour in the spring and summer. However, during the autumn season, they transform into a breathtaking spectacle of crimson and red hues, making it a popular choice for ornamental landscaping.

The bark of the Northern Red Oak is dark brown, often becoming rough and deeply furrowed with age, adding to its visual appeal. The tree produces acorns as its fruit, which are an essential food source for numerous wildlife species, including squirrels, deer, and birds. This contributes to its ecological significance by supporting local ecosystems.

Quercus rubra prefers well-drained soils and can adapt to a variety of soil types, making it a hardy and resilient tree species. It thrives in full sun to partial shade, making it versatile in different environmental conditions.

Quercus rubra stands as a symbol of strength, resilience, and natural beauty. Its presence in North American forests and landscapes enriches the environment and provides valuable resources for both wildlife and human use. This iconic tree embodies the timeless beauty of nature and its vital role in sustaining the ecosystems it inhabits.

  • Common Name

    Northern Red Oak, American Red Oak

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Europe, North Africa, West Asia

  • Flower

    inconspicuous, greenish

  • Foliage

    broad leaves to 22cm in length, turning red or red-brown in autumn

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

more than 12m

Mature Width

more than 8m

Shape / habit


Preferred Location


West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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