The Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra), is a long-lived tree and one of the fastest-growing Oaks. It would be a perfect shade tree for your yard.
There's nothing quite as peaceful as whiling away a few hot summer hours under the cool shade of an Oak tree, and the Northern Red Oak would be a perfect choice for doing just that.
It features a straight and true trunk that towers into the sky and spreading branches that creates a pleasing rounded crown. The dark green leaves are large and wide-lobed. They'll provide a beautiful, filtered shade for you.
In the autumn, Red Oak shines with deep reds and yellows of its fall foliage. The Northern Red Oak is an important source of food for wildlife. Squirrels and a variety of birds depend upon Red Oak acorns, the wild turkey in particular.
You will likewise value the Northern Red Oak for all it has to offer. This is a handsome native tree with many seasons of interest. A magnificent, classic choice for shade.
|Botanical Name||Quercus rubra|
|Mature Height||50 - 75 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Growing Zone Range||3-8|