Scarlet Oak Tree
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Scarlet Oak Tree - Quercus Coccinea
The Scarlet Oak Tree is in the red oak section with long glossy green leaves with seven lobes and is occasionally mistaken for the red oak, black oak, and the pin oak. It grows in a rounded shape in hardiness zones 4-9, and while it prefers regular moisture, the scarlet oak is very fertile, growing in different types of soils even in dry seasons. It grows with medium speed increasing its height by 13-24' every year before hitting 60-80' at its maturity. It is a popular landscape choice that provides red hue which extends well into the winter and develops into an open crown providing a light shade during summer.
Scarlet Oak is a good tree to use for shade. It also has a good appearance and is suitable for landscaping. It is good in any condition and can withstand dry conditions. It is an excellent choice for urban planting. The leaves are two-toned. The tops of the leaves are a dark green color, and the bottoms are a lighter green color. In the fall the leaves of this tree turn scarlet. The leaves in the fall make this trees name perfect for it. The top of the tree is open and round. This tree is a beautiful tree to have on a property. Scarlet Oak can grow to be around 80 feet high and will look magnificent during the summer and autumn. During summers months it will give beautiful green leans and in fall will supply an incredible burst of colors. Scarlet Oak can grow well in several different types of soils. These trees make excellent shade trees for large or average lawns. This is a great way to provide beauty almost all year round with the gorgeous colors that this tree offers. These are very easy to grow, and as they display their beautiful large crowns, the squirrels and a variety of birds love to sit and play in them. Large trees add a considerable amount of curb appeal as the leaves are a brilliant green and as they begin to change in the fall months and displays beautiful color.