A medium-sized deciduous tree, 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 colored 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.
Check out some video of the spectacular fall colour on the Northern Red Oak seedlings just before harvest on our YouTube Channel. Click here.
Zone: 3a Height: 20 m (66 ft) Spread: 9 m (30 ft) Moisture: normal Light: partial shade, full sun Fall colour: red Bark: Smooth and grey (young), Furrowed and grey (mature) Nuts: Produces acorns Growth rate: medium Life span: long Maintenance: low Suckering: none Pollution tolerance: medium
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