Native to: Eastern United States Crown: Broadly oval Height: 50 feet Width: 45 feet Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Characteristics: Fall foliage is bright scarlet in cold weather. This tree has deep roots and is fine for under planting.
Negative Features: Galls can be a problem. May need iron chelate. Some consider the acorn fruit a nuisance.
Uses: Good for all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector, and residential streets. Suitable for planting along boulevards.
Comments: Scarlet Oak can be difficult to transplant successfully when provided in a bare root condition. Best planted from stock that has the root balled with soil and wrapped in burlap. Scarlet Oak has outstanding fall color of brilliant scarlet.