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Quercus rubraQuercus rubra

northern red oak

Photograph(s) by*: UWI KJS

Characteristics

Height: 90-90'
Flowers: Apr.-May;
Fruit: scales reddish-brown; nut/nut-like
Fall color: red or yellow

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 4.3-6.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy

Habitat

mesic, well drained slopes, coves, and drier ridges

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD

Wildlife

Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

acorns food for wildlife; hardy and long-lived; fall color



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/484.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004