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Estimated Height at Pickup: 4-5’, 3 gal

This adaptable, comparatively fast growing oak is valued for its large acorns and bright red fall color. Young trees are pyrimidal and become spreading as they get older.

Pollination: 2+ Individuals needed.

Light: Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Loam, Sandy Loam, Clay Loam

Height: 40’-90’

Width: 40’-90’

Bloom Color: -

Bloom Time: Apr

Fruit: Large acorns take two years to develop and mature in the fall of their second year.

Fall Color: Red

Root Type: Taproot

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Like other oaks it hosts a wide variety of insects including multiple hairstreak butterflies, multiple duskywing skippers, dozens of moth species including the cecropia, treehoppers, leafhoppers, wasps, and beetles. Acorns are eaten by many animals including turkey, blue jays, bobwhite, woodpeckers, nuthatches, squirrels, and deer. Mature trees provide valuable habitat for cavity nesters and insect eating birds. 

Notes: Starts producing acorns at 25 years. This species is difficult to distinguish from other red oaks in the wild.

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