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Quercus rubra (Red Oak)

Type Tree, Deciduous
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Large Tree (8m or more height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Quercus rubra - Cultivation Notes

This compact ornamental oak does best on a well drained neutral or acid soil. Flourishing in open grassland being as a small specimen or as a parkland boundary tree. The only thing it wont like is heavy shade or moist soil.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Quercus rubra:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Quercus rubra

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

View all the plants listed in Genus Quercus

View other types of trees with medium green foliage

Common Missspellings: Quercis, Querkis, Quarcis, Quearcus, Kwercis, Cwercus

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