Scarlet Oak

Botanical Name: Quercus coccinea
Common Name: Scarlet Oak
Family: Fagaceae

Plant Description: Large tree, pyramidal, open canopy with good branch attachment
Growth Form: Domed
Growth Rate: Fast
Height: Approximately 10-15 metres
Canopy: Approximately 8-10 metres
Leaf Type: Elliptic, with deep sinuses and bristle tipped lobes
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Colour: Glossy green in spring/summer to scarlet red in Autumn
Flower Colour: Green/yellow
Flowering Time: August to September
Tolerance to Frost: Frost Tolerant
Tolerance to Drought: Drought Tolerant
Bark: Furrowed, grey/brown to black variations
Light Requirements: Full sun, open position