||Northern Red Oak, Champion Oak, Red Oak, Eastern Red Oak, Mountain Red Oak, and Gray Oak|
||Deciduous Shade Tree|
||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.|
||60 to 75 feet in height with 60 to 75 foot spread; can grow to over 100 feet in the wild.|
||Zone 4 to 8. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
||Rounded in youth, in old age often round topped and symmetrical.|
||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.|
||Valuable fast growing oak for lawns, parks, golf courses and commercial areas; has been used as a street tree; excellent tree when properly grown.|
||Prefers sandy loam soils which are well-drained and on the acidic side. It withstands the polluted air of cities.|
||Water regularly after initial planting. Prune shape as desired in early Spring and Winter.|
||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.
||Dig a hole three times the diameter of the root system, with a depth no deeper than the original soil line on trunk. Break up the soil to the finest consistency possible. Place plant in hole and fill, compacting the fill dirt. Water the plant heavily to seal soil around the roots and remove air pockets. Water well, and remember to water regularly until they have started to grow.