17 Northern Red Oak

Portrait of mature Northern Red Oak with autumn leaves of red.Facts About Northern Red Oak

Quercus rubra

Native to: Nova Scotia to Georgia
Crown: Oval
Height: 70 - 80 feet
Width: 50 - 60 feet
Growth Rate: Rapid

Characteristics: Fall foliage is various shades of red. This tree does well in urban settings.

Negative Features: Some consider the acorn fruit a nuisance.

Uses: Good for all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector and residential streets.

Comments: Northern Red Oak does well in Beaverton's soils. It is a large tree, suitable for boulevards.

Engraved stone sign for Northern Red Oak, Quercus Rubra.
Cluster of Northern Red Oak late summer green leaves with four acorns.
Graphic of a golden, frowning sun.
Graphic of planter dimension for 8 ft.