Southern Red Oak

Quercus falcata

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Basic Information

Other names

Spanish Oak

Order

Fagales

Family

Fagaceae

Size

50 - 75 ft

Leaf Color

Green, Red Fall Foliage

Leaf Arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Leaf Shape

Elliptical, Ovate

Blooming Season

Spring

Bloom Color

Yellow

Attracts

Wildlife, Butterflies

Southern Red Oak Habitat

Southern Red Oaks (Quercus falcata) are hardy trees of the eastern hardwood forests. They do best in dry sandy, acidic clay bases soils, but can grow elsewhere.

Southern Red Oak Facts

Southern Red Oaks (Quercus falcata) are a long living oak that thrives in the southeastern United States. They generally grow to roughly 75 ft. but heights over 100 ft. are not uncommon. Its bark is rough, but not deeply furrowed and gets darker with age. Southern Red Oaks are important food sources and nesting site for songbirds. Its wood is very hard and often used commercially for furniture.

Southern Red Oak Distribution



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