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Scarlet Oak

Quercus coccinea

Scarlet Oak is a stately shade or street tree. Its drought-tolerance an excellent fall color makes this oak a great choice for urban sites and boulevards.

Slow-growing but long lived
Tolerates alkaline soil
Food and cover for wildlife
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More About Quercus coccinea:

Scarlet Oak is valued for its ornamental attributes as well as its fine wood. It is considered an excellent alternative to the overplanted pin oak because it is beautiful throughout the year and tolerates alkaline soil. Since it is a large tree, it must be planted in a location where it will have sufficient space to grow upward and spread to its mature size. Scarlet Oak is a member of the red oak group with lobed leaves.

Gardening Suggestions for Scarlet Oak:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability. Scarlet Oak thrives in full sun and well-drained, acidic soil. This tree is less susceptible to chlorosis problems than Pin Oak. Potential problems on oaks in general include obscure scale, two-lined chestnut borer, bacterial leaf scorch, oak horn gall and gypsy moth. As little as one inch of excess fill soil can kill an oak.

Key Characteristics:

Moist, Well-Drained
Midwest Native
50-75 Feet
40-50 Feet
Hardiness Zone:

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.


Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Full Sun
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Foliage Color
MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District)
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Midwest Native
Icon Legend

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