Quercus rubra

Common Name: Oak, Northern Red

Broad round head.  Newly emerging leaves and leaf stalks are deep red in spring.  Large leaves turn dark red in fall.  Adaptable relatively easy to transplant.  No taproot.  Native to northern United States. 

More About Quercus rubra

  • Durable and adaptable oak selection.
  • Residential, commercial, street tree.


45-90 ft


40-50 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4 to 8

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Quercus rubra Characteristics


  • Focal Point
  • Fall Color
  • Specimen
  • Native


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Dark Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Season of Interest

  • Spring to Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall

Soil Moisture

  • Soil tolerant