Trees by Genus

Genus 'Quercus'

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Quercus agrifolia
Quercus alba
Quercus bicolor
Quercus canariensis
Quercus castaneifolia
Quercus cerris
Quercus chrysolepis
Quercus coccinea
Quercus dentata
Quercus frainetto
Quercus glauca
Quercus x hispanica
Quercus ilex
Quercus imbricaria
Quercus kelloggii
Quercus laurifolia
Quercus x leana
Quercus libani
Quercus x ludoviciana
Quercus macranthera
Quercus macrocarpa
Quercus marilandica
Quercus myrsinifolia
Quercus nigra
Quercus palustris
Quercus petraea
Quercus phellos
Quercus pontica
Quercus prinus
Quercus pubescens
Quercus pyrenaica
Quercus pyrenaica 'Pendula'
Quercus robur
Quercus robur cv. 'Filicifolia'
Quercus robur forma purpurascens
Quercus rubra
Quercus schumardii
Quercus suber
Quercus trojana
Quercus x turneri
Quercus velutina

Quercus rubra (Red Oak)

Quercus rubra

Also known as: synonym Q. borealis Michx. f.

Native: The eastern half of North America from central Florida and Texas to northern Canada.

This is the best growing oak introduced from North America to Europe; young trees may grow at the rate of 2.5m per year.

Foliage

Leaves are 10-22.5cm long. They are a lovely bright yellow for the first three weeks; the autumn colour is deep red to brown.

Uses

The bark is rich is tannin and used in tanning leather.

Flowers

Quercus rubra

Flowers appear in May, the red females can be seen in axils of the new leaves.

Fruits

Quercus rubra

Acorns 1.8cm long, take two years to mature and fall in October.