Scientific Name: Quercus rubra Form: Round
Common Name:red oak Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:FagaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):22 - 30m x 15 - 25m
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Elliptic, Ovate, Cleft (parted)
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Green-yellow, Apr
Fruit: Nut, Edible, Brown
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Acidic
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant
Key ID Features:Leaves have pointed lobes (sinus not as deep as Q. palustris). Winter ID: buds dark reddish at terminals, small and brown with obvious small scales otherwise; branching upright (45 degree angle).