Northern Red Oak
$30.00 – $200.00
Plants are between 12-18″ in height.
The Northern Red Oak (also called the Champion Oak, Mountain Red Oak, and Gray Oak) is a native tree to the eastern United States where it grows in valley bottoms along streams and in forests. Often shortened to “red oak”, the Northern Red Oak is formally named to distinguish it from Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata). It is also the state tree of New Jersey. Sometimes used as a street tree and in commercial and home landscapes across America, it is valued for its wood which is used for furniture and home construction. As a strong deciduous shade tree, it is wonderful for wildlife and erosion management. With nice bronze and red fall color, it prefers full sun and can live for upwards of 500 years under the right conditions. It also makes an excellent candidate for wildlife food plots because of its acorn production and is an excellent reforestation and timber tree. With this in mind, Pin Oaks make perfect candidates for reforestation programs such as the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and programs sponsored by the EPA. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun|
|Leaves:||Leaves are alternate, simple, oval or obovate, 4.5 to 8.5 inches and 4 to 6 inches wide. They are sometimes rounded, lustrous dark green above and grayish or whitish or sometimes pale yellow-green underneath. They are pinkish to reddish when unfolding and change to russet-red to bright red in the fall.|
|Size:||60 to 75 feet in height with 60 to 75 foot spread; can grow to over 100 feet in the wild.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 4-8. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Rounded in youth, in old age often round topped and symmetrical.|
|Flowers:||Monoecious, appearing on the old or new growth; staminate catkins pendent, clustered. Flowers borne from February to May, depending on latitude.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Basically free of problems.|
|Landscape Value:||Valuable fast growing oak for lawns, parks, golf courses and commercial areas; has been used as a street tree; excellent tree when properly grown.|
|Soil Preference:||Prefers sandy loam soils which are well-drained and on the acidic side. It withstands the polluted air of cities.|
|Care:||Water regularly after initial planting. Prune shape as desired in early Spring and Winter.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize an area three times the canopy spread of the shrub 1 to 2 times a year with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Only fertilize an established tree.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.