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Northern Red Oak


Create a bird-friendly focal point and enjoy beautiful colours each fall.

  • 15-20 m tall
  • Full sun to part shade
  • Sand, loam or clay soils

Common Name: Northern Red Oak
Latin Name: Quercus rubra
Type: Large tree
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Sand, loam, clay
Moisture: Dry to slightly moist
Tolerances: Drought, salt, juglones
Description: Supports hundreds of species of caterpillars that many birds feed on during migration and breeding season. Mature trees produce acorns in the fall, attracting birds like Blue Jays. Leaves turn red-brown in the fall.
Planting Notes: Plant a minimum of 3m away from house or structures.

Watch this video to learn how red oaks attract beautiful birds, provide shade and build resilience to climate change.

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