Scarlet Oak

Scientific Name: Quercus coccinea
Genus: Quercus
Family: Fagaceae

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The Scarlet Oak grows 70 to 75 feet in height by 40 to 50 feet in width and as much as 100 feet in the wild. Foliage is a glossy dark green in summer, changing to scarlet in the fall, with 5-7 bristle tipped lobes. Native range extends from Maine to Florida, west to Minnesota and Arizona. This tree needs full sun and good drainage to do well.