Northern Red Oak - Quercus rubra
Northern Red Oak, also known as Quercus rubra, is a typically a fast-growing tree. Growing up to 75 feet, this is considered to be a medium size tree. This tree blooms a yellowish green in late Spring and turns to a magnificent red or orange in the fall. This tree loves sunlight and doesn't require a lot of water. It is often used as a shade tree. The Northern Red Oak is tolerant to drought and dry soil. This tree is usually a long-lived tree.
The northern red oak (scientific name Quercus rubra) is one of the sweetest and beautiful trees of its kind. Named for both its dark reddish-brown bark and the breathtaking red its leaves turn in the fall, these trees are gorgeous to behold and a boon for the environment wherever they're planted.
Often utilized in the landscaping plans for parks, gardens, and yards, a mature specimen provides excellent shade and is just plain lovely to look upon. When given optimal growing conditions and full sun exposure, they can mature alarmingly fast, reaching a height of around 6 meters within ten years of planting. The oldest living example of these trees is over 300 years old, though it's believed they could have a lifespan of more than 5,000 decades, giving centuries worth of your descendants a lovely way to remember their great great great great grandparents.
Beyond just the aesthetics, though, this tree provides many benefits to the land around it. Like many oak trees, it provides food and shelter for various animal critters. Additionally, it's been observed to have a symbiotic relationship with certain types of beneficial fungi which help it and other plants to grow larger and quicker.
Regardless of the reasons, though, the northern red oak is a lovely addition to any plot of land that can be appreciated for many years to come.
Zone 4 to 8
Northern Red Oak tree is shipped bare root during dormancy without foliage.