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Red Oak Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery
Red Oak Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery
Red Oak Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery

Red Oak Tree (2-3 Foot)

$ 19.99



🧬Scientific Name: Quercus rubra

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8

Northern Red Oak is a large deciduous tree that can reach a height of 70-90 feet (21.3-27.4 m) and a spread of 50-70 feet (15.2-21.3 m). The foliage of Northern Red Oak is deciduous and lobed, turning shades of red, orange, or brown in the fall.

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Red Oak – Fiery, Fast, and Spiky

Why Red Oak (Quercus Rubra)?

The fiery, fast, and spiky red oak, scientifically known as Quercus rubra, is a tree native to North America and Canada and has a rapid growth rate. Because of the fiery color of its leaves in the fall, it is often used as an ornamental tree. Nesting birds and pollinators love it, even though it doesn't provide quite the same benefits to wildlife as native oaks do. It has been brought to a few isolated regions in Western Europe, and nowadays, it is common to see it grown in parks and gardens.


The red oak is a broadleaf deciduous tree and has a crown that is conical in shape. When the bark is young, it is smooth and a silvery gray color; as the tree matures, it develops warts or ridges.


After being pollinated by the wind, female flowers mature into a fruit surrounded by a rounded cup and are referred to as an acorn. The ripening process takes place over two and a half years.


Red oak is often grown for its decorative value in public parks, bridges, and private gardens. However, red oak wood is commonly used for constructing wooden goods in North America.

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Plant Summary

Key Information for Red Oak Tree (2-3 Foot) (Quercus rubra):

  • 📏Size: Northern Red Oak is a large deciduous tree that can reach a height of 70-90 feet (21.3-27.4 m) and a spread of 50-70 feet (15.2-21.3 m).
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of Northern Red Oak is deciduous and lobed, turning shades of red, orange, or brown in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In spring, Northern Red Oak produces yellow-green flowers in the form of catkins. The flowers are followed by acorns that are a valuable food source for wildlife.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: Northern Red Oak has a broad, round crown with sturdy, spreading branches.
  • ☀️Sunlight: Northern Red Oak thrives in full sun and can tolerate a range of light conditions.
  • 🪨Soil: Northern Red Oak prefers well-drained soil but is adaptable to various soil types.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: Northern Red Oak is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 8.
  • 🧪pH Level: Northern Red Oak prefers a soil pH between 5.0 and 6.5.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of Northern Red Oak should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Remove any dead or diseased branches and prune to maintain a central leader.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: Northern Red Oak is generally resistant to pests and diseases. Regular care can help maintain a healthy tree.
Pollination Information

Pollination of Red Oak Tree (2-3 Foot) (Quercus rubra):

Northern Red Oak flowers are monoecious, meaning they have separate male and female flowers on the same tree. The male catkins release pollen, which is carried by the wind to the female flowers for pollination. Once pollinated, the female flowers develop into acorns that are a significant food source for wildlife, including birds, squirrels, and deer. Northern Red Oak is highly valued for its durable wood, used in construction, furniture-making, and flooring. The tree also provides ecological benefits, such as habitat and food for wildlife species. It is an essential component of forest ecosystems and supports biodiversity in various habitats. Northern Red Oak is a favorite shade tree in urban and suburban landscapes due to its impressive size, attractive foliage, and tolerance to urban conditions. Conservation efforts focus on preserving mature oak trees and planting new specimens to ensure the continued presence of this iconic and ecologically valuable tree species. Sustainable forestry practices aim to manage oak forests for their ecological and economic significance while preserving their natural beauty and ecological integrity.



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  8 03/29–05/30 April 1 12/15–02/15 Dec 15
  9 03/15–05/30 April 1 12/30–02/28 Feb 15
  10 03/15–04/30 March 22 12/30–03/15 Feb 28

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