Scarlet Oak

Quercus coccinea

Scarlet Oaks are large trees that prefer moist environment like a lawn. They have attractive lobed leaves that turn bright red or orange in the fall. They grow in an upright or rounded form, making them excellent as street or lawn trees. They are adaptable to many soils, as long as there is moderate water.

Description
Height: 60-75 feet
Spread: 40-60 feet
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast

Irrigation needed: medium
Fall Color: orange to red
Flowers: inconspicuous
Seeds/Fruit: small acorns

Planting Distances
Foundation: 20 feet
Drives/Patios: 8 feet
Fence: 6 feet
Not suitable for planting under high-voltage electric lines