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Japanese Tree Lilac vs Northern Red Oak

Syringa reticulata

Quercus rubra



Japanese Tree Lilac
Northern Red Oak

Japanese Tree Lilac is an attractive heavy-flowering lilac with fragrant white blossoms. It can be pruned to a single stem or grown as a multi-stemmed shrub.

Japanese Tree Lilac's dark reddish-brown bark peels as the tree ages, creating visual appeal for any yard, especially in the winter.

This tree is often planted along boulevards and its attractive white flowers signal spring to all who drive by.

A medium-sized deciduous tree, the northern red oak can grow to 25 m tall and 30 m in diameter with a crown spread of 18 m. It has a short, massive trunk and an extensive crown in the open, while in the forest it has a tall columnar bole and small rounded head. It is symmetrical and beautifully coloured in the fall. Leaves are 10-20 cm long by 10-13 cm wide, and oblong, with 7 to 11 toothed lobes. Its fruit is an acorn. Bark can be brown to black, with broken to wide flat ridges. Northern red oak is a valuable, fast-growing oak used primarily for lawns, parks, golf courses, and commercial areas. It is often used as a street tree.

The most attractive and fastest growing oak we have seen for the prairies. We are one of the only nurseries growing this tree.



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Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red
Flowers: beautiful white flowers with yellow anthers
Bark: Smooth and grey (young), Furrowed and grey (mature)
Nuts: Produces acorns
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)

Other Names: champion oak, red oak

Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes