Red Oak (Potted)
Northern Red Oak is native to the Midwest and is the most common oak found in our area. It transplants readily and grows faster than most oaks. Northern Red Oak prefers a well-drained, rich woodland site- best in sandy, loam soil. It is tolerant of air pollution and salt. Red oaks are susceptible to oak wilt. We suggest planting them 100 ft apart to avoid eventual root grafts that allow the disease to spread from tree to tree. Prune oaks in the dormant season to avoid attracting beetles that may carry oak wilt. Red Oak is a medium to fast growing tree that turns a russet red color in the fall. This tree is known for wildlife, such as game birds, and is also harvested for timber.
- Plant Size: 3 gal pot
- Mature Height: 60-75'
- Sunlight: Full sun to Partial shade
- Moisture: Dry to moderate soil