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Quercus Rubra (Red Oak)

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Quercus rubra (red oak)

Quercus Rubra (Red Oak)


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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: any deep, well-drained, lime-free soil
Rate of growth: fast-growing
Flowering period: May to June
Flower colour: insignificant male and female flowers in separate trees
Other features: vivid autumnal colours
Hardiness: fully hardy
One of the fast-growing oaks with dark green, sharply lobed leaves which turn attractive shades of red, yellow and brown before falling in autumn. An attractive tree that is capable of adapting to most conditions, including industrial areas, though it does require lime-free soil.Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting.

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