Quercus rubra

Red oak is a medium to large sized, deciduous tree native to central and eastern North America. Trunks are usually straight and its bark is gray and irregularly furrowed. Northern Red Oak is monoecious, meaning they produce male and female flowers on the same tree. Fertile female flowers are replaced by acorns that take 2 years to develop. It’s a fairly fast growing and pollution tolerant tree, making it a good choice in human developed areas and urban settings. Native oak trees have an enormous ecological value as they support so much wildlife, from birds, mammals to countless insects!

Sun Exposure

Full to Part Sun

Bloom Time

March to May

Soil Moisture

Moist to Dry

Plant Height

100 Feet or More

Host plant to

Gray Hairstreak Butterflies and many others!