Southern Red Oaks will be around for hundreds of years! Southern red oak is a medium-sized, straight-trunked oak which, in time, develops long, spreading branches, giving the top an even, well-formed appearance. Also known as, the Spanish oak, this tree normally grows 70 to 80 feet tall. The bark on the Southern Oak is thick, dark, brownish-black and deeply furrowed, with small, pebbly scales. The leaf is simple, and deeply lobed, with 3 to 5 bristle-tipped lobes per leaf. The middle, terminal lobe is upright, while the outer lobes are frequently long, narrow, and sickle-shaped. The southern red oak is a fast growing, tough tree. The leaves are shiny and green on one side, fuzzy on the other. In fall the leaves on this lovely oak turns yellow-red brown. Hardiness Zone: 6-10 Tip: Potted dormant perennials can be kept in a well-lit cool/cold area (ie. Garage, shed, even in a protected area outdoors) until ready for spring planting. Do not allow them to completely dry out. In winter, plants will be shipped dormant.
You are purchasing one Southern Oak tree commonly known as the Spanish oak, in a one gallon trade pot 2 - 3 feet tall. In stock and ready for immediate shipping.
The Southern Red Oak is a fast growing long lived tree. Mature size (H x W): 70'-80' x 45'-50'. Images of Mature trees. In winter, plants will be shipped dormant.
Southern Red Oak is a wonderful shade tree with spreading canopy of dense foliage. The Southern Oak provides food and for a variety of wildlife.
This oak tree has been successfully grown in urban areas where air pollution, poor drainage, compacted soil, and/or droughts are common.
All orders to California will be shipped bare root in accordance with state regulations.