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Scarlet Oak

Quercus coccinea

Fast Track Red Oak
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Photo Credit: Bark. Vern Wilkins, Indiana University, Bugwood.org

The scarlet oak is named for its excellent fall color. It is one of the last species to turn red in the fall. The leaves, particularly on young trees, remain on the tree through much of the winter making it great for screening. The scarlet oak is shaped like a pyramid when young and grows into a more open airy crown. Its acorns are small with concentric rings around the tip.

 Tree Height 
 Mature Crown Spread 
Mature
Tree Height
70-75 FT
Mature
Crown Width
40-50 FT
Growth
Per Year
1.5-2 FT

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