Quercus coccinea (Scarlet Oak)
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Native: North-eastern United States at altitudes to 1500m
Location: Widely planted in gardens and parks for its stunning autumn colour.
Leaves are green through the summer and turn bright red about six weeks before they fall. They are 7.5-15cm long, lustrous green above the paler beneath.
Flowers appear with the bright yellow young leaves, the females are in the axils of the new leaves.
Acorns are about 2cm long and ripen in October.