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Quercus coccineaQuercus coccinea

scarlet oak, red oak, black oak

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 40-75'
Spread: 50-75'
Flowers: May-Jun.; yellow-green
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; reddish brown; nut/nut-like
Fall color: scarlet

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 4.5-6.9
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

xeric uplands and slopes

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

acorns food for wildlife



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1241.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004