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Scarlet Oak tree (Quercus Coccinea).Fantastic colour.

Scarlet oak is one of the best hardy American oaks,  popular for its reliable bright red autumn colour. Frosty autumn mornings bring out the best of its red colour. Scarlet Oak can tolerate a variety of conditions and is not fussy about soil, though it does have a preference for dry, acidic soils. It can be planted on the edge of a wooded area or is often seen planted in grassy lawns. Scarlet oak is the choice oak for urban planting. The species can be easily transplanted, compared to other oaks, and can grow just as fast as other popular shade tree. Scarlet Oak acorns can reach up to 2cm long, with a bowl-shaped cap that encloses about half of the acorn. It has no special need for fertilizer as it prefers poor soil. The grey stems of this shapely 20 metre tall tree are similar to beech. The sharply lobed leaves are large (around 15cm long) with angular points and deep rounded indentations between. They are bright lustrous green, which distinguishes them from common red oak that has dull green leaves. On a good sheltered site, growth is rapid and trees should remain symmetrical. They are not tolerant of shade so an open position is recommended. Stem pruning will produce a fine blemish free bole in a relatively short time. If planted in a clump, these trees will tolerate close spacing (3 metres) so long as open space is maintained all round the group. Wildlife Value - its acorns are eaten by mice, squirrels, birds and deer.
Size

in 10 years 6mts. 20years 12mts. event. hgt 25 metres

Environment

Grows on any normal soil but is best on rather light ones.

Key Features

Slender graceful leaves, turning bright scarlet to deep wine red in autumn.

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Scarlet Oak tree (Quercus Coccinea).Fantastic colour.
Scarlet Oak tree (Quercus Coccinea).Fantastic colour.
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Potted
Potted
Size (cm)
40 - 60
60/90
Price1 - 10
£38.88
£48.96
Price11 - 30
£33.12
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Price31 - 150
£30.36
£44.16
Price151 - 1000
£30.36
£44.16
Price1001+ +
£30.36
£44.16
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