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Northern Red Oak vs Ironwood Tree

Quercus rubra

Ostrya virginiana

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Northern Red Oak
Ironwood Tree

Northern Red Oak is a medium-sized deciduous tree. It is fast-growing (for an oak tree) and is used primarily in lawns, parks, golf courses, street-side plantings, and commercial areas. Northern Red Oak's fall color is spectacular.

In open spaces, it has a short, massive trunk and an extensive crown. In forests Northern Red Oak grows with a tall columnar bole and small rounded head.

We are one of the only nurseries growing this tree.

Check out some video of the spectacular fall colour on our Northern Red Oak seedlings just before harvest on our YouTube Channel. Click here.

Ironwood Tree is one of the strongest and most resilient trees you will find in North America. In fact, it has the hardest and most dense wood of any North American tree. Prized for its oval shaped canopy and showy winter trunk, this striking shade tree will make a beautiful addition to any yard. Make sure you do not plant near roads as it is highly salt sensitive.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

NORTHERN RED OAK QUICK FACTS

IRONWOOD TREE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: red
Bark: Smooth and grey (young), Furrowed and grey (mature)
Nuts: Produces acorns
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: champion oak, red oak


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