NORTHERN RED OAK - QUERCUS RUBRA

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Common Name: northern red oak, red oak

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Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Species: rubra

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 50 to 75 ft
Width: 40 to 65 ft

Description: ​​​​​The northern red oak is native to Minnesota and can make a fine landscape tree. This is one of the faster-growing oaks of the genus. These trees are susceptible to chlorosis and should be planted in sites within their pH recommendations. This tree has great red fall color and could be used as a substitute for a maple. A word of caution, this tree is highly susceptible to oak wilt. Do not prune this species if the timing falls within oak wilt season (especially April-June) and you may want to forgo planting this species all together if you are in an area of high oak wilt concentration.

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