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Southern Red Oak

Quercus falcata

Southern Red Oak is a common upland southern oak. Moderately fast-growing on dry, sandy, or clay loams in mixed forests. It is tolerant of a variety of sites, which makes it a great street or lawn tree. Provides good wildlife food.

Good street tree
Valued for lumber production
Food and cover for wildlife

More About Quercus falcata:

The hard strong wood is coarse grained and used for general construction, furniture, and fuel. Wildlife depend upon the acorns as food.Also called Spanish Oak, Water Oak, or Red Oak.

Gardening Suggestions for Southern Red Oak:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.
70-80 Feet
30-40 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
5 - 9

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

Great Garden Neighbors:
White Ash White Ash
Tulip Poplar Tulip Poplar
Southern Magnolia Southern Magnolia
Cherrybark Oak Cherrybark Oak
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Great Foliage