Northern Red Oak
Common Name: Northern Red Oak
Latin Name: Quercus rubra
Type: Large Tree
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture: Dry-Slightly Moist
Tolerances: Drought, Salt, Juglones
Description: 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.
Planting Notes: Plant a minimum of 3 m away from house or structures.