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Southern Red Oak

Quercus falcata

Red Oak
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Photo Credit: Fall leaves. David Stephens,

The southern red oak thrives in the hot, humid environment of central Maryland, including Montgomery County. Its leaves are shiny, dark green on the top and pale and fuzzy below. Their long, slender lobes are distinctive in shape. Southern red oaks turn vivid reds and yellows in the fall. This fast-growing tree often grows as much as two feet a year.

 Tree Height 
 Mature Crown Spread 
Tree Height
70-80 FT
Crown Width
60-70 FT
Per Year
1-2 FT

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