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Red Oak (Quercus Rubra)

Red Oak (Quercus Rubra)

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Quercus rubra, commonly known as the red oak, is a large deciduous tree. The leaves are simple, alternate, and have pointed lobes with bristle tips. They are typically dark green in colour during the growing season and turn brilliant shades of red in the Autumn. The bark is characterized by a reddish-brown to greyish-brown colour with shallow furrows and ridges. As the tree matures, the bark develops a more distinctive, rough texture. They are adaptable to a range of soil types and can tolerate a variety of environmental conditions. Commonly used in landscaping and as shade trees due to their attractive foliage and symmetrical growth habit. They are appreciated for their beautiful Autumn Colour. It is an important species for wildlife, as its acorns are a primary food source for various animals, including squirrels, deer, and a variety of birds. This tree species also provides habitat and nesting sites for numerous bird species.

Using bareroot specimens is a cost-effective alternative to pot grown plants and allows the plants to establish their root systems before the growing season starts.

This is a BARE ROOT plant which can be planted during dormant months, usually November until March. Dispatch date varies from year to year as plant can only be lifted when dormant. This plant has exposed roots and must be planted once received. 

Characteristics: Deciduous, rounded crown 

Growth Rate: 0.4m+ per year 

Maximum Height: 15-25m dependent on location


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