Quercus coccinea - Scarlet Oak
Scarlet Oak has a rounded open habit cloaked with 3-6" green leaves that are deeply lobed and bristled at each tip. Like all Oaks, this selection provides food and support for hundreds of native pollinators while being an excellent, low-maintenance shade tree with outstanding scarlet fall color.
- Native birds love the cover and nesting it provides
- Acorns nourish native birds and mammals
- Brilliant scarlet fall foliage color
- Easy to grow and an outstanding specimen
- A vital pollinator supporting tree for the yard
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Colorful inside and out. Scarlet Oak displays colorful leaves on the outside and red to salmon-colored inner bark. The twigs of the tree are also somewhat reddish-brown.
Grows well in dry to medium moisture, well-drained, acidic, sandy soils.