Scarlet Oak Trees

Quercus coccinea


The Scarlet Oak Tree is a special oak, with soft green leaves with slender deep tooth-like lobes, turning deep scarlet in autumn, usually lasting through into winter.
One of the finest trees for autumn colour, the Scarlet Oak is a lovely gift for a Ruby wedding anniversary. Suitable for a large garden, prefers an acid soil but tolerates all types of soil.

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Botanical name

Quercus coccinea

Approx height when sent

1 – 1.2m 10L pot

Ultimate height and spread

15 metres x 8 metres

When to plant



Full Sun, Semi-shade

Growth rate



The Scarlet Oak is a magnificent specimen tree. In autumn its wonderful scarlet leaves are a joy to behold. A fully hardy tree growing best in full sun or some shade in deep well-drained fertile soil, it will tolerate lime soil. A deciduous round headed tree, slow growing reaching an approximate height in maturity of 15m x 8m / 50ft x 27ft.
Oaks are the tree most associated with England, involved with so much of our history. Oaks offer shelter for birds and wildlife. When young, they should be well staked and benefit from a spring weed, mulch and compost.

Common Name: Scarlet Oak
Latin Name: Quercus coccinea
Soil: Fertile, well-drained moist soil
Habit: Deciduous rounded
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Flowering period
Colour: Crimson
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Eventual Height & Spread. 15m x 8m / 50ft x 27ft
Special features: Scarlet leaves hold well into winter.


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