• Current Height: 2 feet
  • Mature Height: 60 – 80 feet
  • Growth Rate: Medium (13” – 24” per year)
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil: Dry to medium, adapts to moist
  • Landscape uses: Stately shade tree with excellent fall color
  • Fun fact: You may find walkingstick insects feeding on the leaves


Oak, Scarlet

3 Gallons
  • Pollinator value: Medium -- however, Scarlet Oak also is one of the 5 most valuable trees for supporting biodiversity.

    As entomologist Doug Tallamy explains, oak trees support hundreds of species of caterpillars -- more than any other tree or plant -- and birds need those caterpillars for a large part of their diet.

    Scarlet Oak -- the Tree of the District of Columbia -- also is a handsome shade tree, particularly suited to dry areas, and it is becoming increasingly popular because of its spectacular fall color and open, rounded crown.