Northern Red Oak (CTP)


Common Name: Northern Red Oak

Latin Name: Quercus rubra

Type: Large Tree

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

Soil: Sand-Loam-Clay

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.