$21.99 – $44.99
Focal point, Keystone Species
50 - 75'
1 Gallon, 2 Gallon
Average, dry to medium; acidic, well-drained
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Keystone Value: The genus Quercus (Oak) supports over 500 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.
Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra) is a large deciduous tree that is tolerant of a wide range of soils and sites. It is often used in parks and large gardens as a specimen tree or shade tree, and they can live up to 300-400 years. Northern Red Oak also make great street trees as they are hardy in city conditions and can withstand air pollution. In the fall, leaves turn a beautiful crimson or golden-orange. Like other oaks, the Northern Red Oak has excellent wildlife value. Not only is it a keystone species that hosts hundreds of caterpillars, but it also provides habitat and food for a variety of birds and mammals. It a larval host for the Gray hairstreak (shown above), among hundreds of others.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!