Scarlet Oak (quercus
This oak is native to Eastern parts of the USA and
grows to a height of 25m (80ft). The Scarlet Oak is a perennial tree
which looses its leaves in October and November.
There are many varieties of this attractive oak tree,
some of which do not produce the brilliant red leaves, rather a muddy
brown colour. So if you are considering buying a specimen, enquire about
the autumn / fall leaf colour.
The leaf form also varies, with many varieties having a thinner and
more angular appearance than shown on the left.
The tree trunk is typical of oaks when the tree is mature.
The acorns are short and stubby being about 2cm (�in) long when
completely formed. They become fully ripe in October at the same
time as the leaves turn red.
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