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Scarlet Oak

Scarlet Oak Tree
The scarlet oak, a shade and ornamental tree, provides stunning foliage. It begins as red in the spring, rich green through the summer, and returns to red in the autumn. The scarlet oak can be found north and east of the Balto statue (in the Dene landscape), and east of Heckscher Building.

Common Name: Scarlet Oak

Scientific Name: Quercus coccinea

Origin: Eastern United States

Family: Fagaceae

Size: 60' - 80' tall, 40' - 50' wide

Form: Pyramidal to round

Culture: Versatile


Narrow, alternate, 3" - 7" long


Typical, yellow-green catkins that come out with leaves


.5" - 1" acorns


Gray to brown and smooth, becomes darker over time