Northern Red Oak


Smooth dark gray bark becomes ridged with maturity. Supports hundreds of species of caterpillars that many birds feed on during migration and breeding season. Produces acorns in the fall, providing food for birds like Blue Jays. Red-brown fall leaf colour. Watch our short video on why northern red oak is one of our top native trees for urban yards.

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Latin Name: Quercus rubra

Type: Large Tree

Average Height: 20 m

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

Soil: Sand-Loam-Clay

Moisture: Dry-Slightly Moist

Tolerances: Drought, Salt, Juglones

Planting Notes: Plant a minimum of 3 m away from house or structures.