Plants for Summer: Trees

 


Quercus rubra

Common name: Northern Red Oak
Zones of Hardiness: 3 to 7 (8)
Height & width: 60-75’ high and wide
Leaves: 4.5-8.5 long, 4-6” wide; 7 to 11 lobes that are pointed and bristle-tipped, oblong-ovate to oblong; changes to a brownish-red in the fall
Origin: Northeastern United States

Quercus rubra is a fast growing tree with a lifespan that reaches to 500 years. It prefers to live nearby the presence of water, like streams. Used widely in North America for timber production, the Northern Red Oak wood is of high value and used in building construction projects.