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SOUTHERN RED OAK
Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Branches don't droop, and resist breakage.
Native to Southeastern United States.
Additional Common Names
SOUTHERN RED OAK, SPANISH OAK
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 50 - 80 feet.
Width: 40 - 50 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Ovate, Green, Bronze, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Brown. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Acorn, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Wildlife use it.
Bark Dark Brown to Black, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 4 - 9.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Caterpillars, Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Shade Tree or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Quercus falcata Tree Record." 1995-2019. Oct 17, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/quercus-falcata >