Quercus rubra - Red Oak tree 12/14cm girth

Quercus rubra is a magnificent, relatively fast growing tree, with a straight main trunk and a broad oval crown. The smooth, large leaves with lobed edges emerge very light green before turning to a mid green by late spring and then in turn to bright crimson in the autumn, a truly stunning display. The acorns are small and round. 

Mature height is 15m+. Grows in all well drained, moist soils in full sun or partial shade.

This magnificent tree was introduced into the UK from its native North America in the 18th century and is one of the most graceful of Oaks available. Awarded the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit) in 2002.

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  • 12/14cm girth
  • £152.08

Availability: Out Of Stock


Quercus rubra - Red Oak tree 

Plant Information

  • Size: 12/14cm girth. Girth in CM equates roughly to height in feet. For example: 10/12cm girth = 10/12ft tall.
  • Botanical name/s: Quercus rubra
  • Common name/s:  Red Oak
  • Flower / Foliage: Small catkins appear in spring followed by small oval acorns. Large mid green deeply lobed leaves emerge almost yellow and turn bright crimson and red giving a truly stunning autumn display.
  • Plant type: Deciduous
  • Flowering period: N/A
  • Mature height: 15
  • Mature spread: Up to 10m
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Recommended usage: Quercus rubra is ideal in any larger size garden, park or woodland as a specimen to add great structure and amazing autumn colour.
  • Nursery grown: Yes

After Care / Plant Maintenance

  • Once planted, Quercus rubra will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / under water.
  • Check tree tie / stake isn't rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.
  • Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branch.
  • Remove any weeds from around the base of the Red Oak tree (including grass).
  • Position/Aspect: North, south, east or west facing
  • Soil: All moist well drained soils
  • Hardiness: Quercus rubra is native and fully hardy in the UK.
  • Plant maintenance: Low maintenance

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