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Red Oak

Quercus rubra
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Deciduous tree with a broad, pyramidal habit. New leaves emerge bright red to yellow, age to dark green with white undersides, then blaze red-auburn in fall. Makes for a great shade or lawn tree.

Plant with Magnolia


  • Landscape Size: 60'-75' tall, 50' wide
  • Light Requirement: Morning Sun
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 1-10, 14-21
  • Growth Habit: Pyramidal
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attributes: Deciduous, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Fall Color

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Vigorous in well draining, acidic, enriched soil. Fertilize in early spring with a tree and shrub fertilizer. Prune in winter to remove dead or dying branches. 



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