Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

  • Broadleafed
  • Deciduous

Northern red oak trees are found throughout much of the Eastern and Central U.S. and Canada.

  • Alternate Common Name: None
  • Average Height: The northern red oak tree is a medium to large tree, growing up to 90 feet tall.
  • Average Width: No data
  • Leaf Description: Northern red oak trees have oblong leaves with 7-11 bristle-tipped lobes, generally very uniform in shape. Leaves are dull green from above with paler color from below.
  • Bark Description: Northern red oak tree bark is smooth when trees are young, developing flat topped ridges and shallow furrows with age.
  • Twig Description: Stout red brown twigs. Terminal buds are quite large and covered with red brown hairless scales.
  • Flowering: Northern red oak male flowers are yellow-green catkins; females are on short spikes.
  • Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed
  • Comments: None

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