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The brilliantly bright red fall color of the Northern Red Oak against a bright blue sky
A close up of the Native Northern Red Oak's bright red to orange fall leaf color
The Native Northern Red Oak planted along a wooded pathway showing of the bright red to yellow fall color
A close up of the Native Northern Red Oak's shiny green leaves
A close up of a single deep green leaf of the Native Northern Red Oak on a white background
A close up of a single bright red fall leaf of the Native Northern Red Oak on a white background
The brilliantly bright red fall color of the Northern Red Oak against a bright blue sky
A close up of the Native Northern Red Oak's bright red to orange fall leaf color
The Native Northern Red Oak planted along a wooded pathway showing of the bright red to yellow fall color
A close up of the Native Northern Red Oak's shiny green leaves
A close up of a single deep green leaf of the Native Northern Red Oak on a white background
A close up of a single bright red fall leaf of the Native Northern Red Oak on a white background

PRIZED FALL COLOR ON THIS STURDY, FAST GROWING SHADE TREE

FEATURES:

  • Magnificent fall coloring gives this Oak a sophisticated look
  • Dark green leaves turn a brilliant red in fall
  • Acorns provide food to many species of wildlife
  • Fast growing shade tree that provides a home to many different animals
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 60-80' tall
  • Mature Width: 50-60' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 50-60' apart

Northern Red Oak

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Quercus rubra (borealis)

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PRIZED FALL COLOR ON THIS STURDY, FAST GROWING SHADE TREE

FEATURES:

  • Magnificent fall coloring gives this Oak a sophisticated look
  • Dark green leaves turn a brilliant red in fall
  • Acorns provide food to many species of wildlife
  • Fast growing shade tree that provides a home to many different animals
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 60-80' tall
  • Mature Width: 50-60' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 50-60' apart

Why plant Northern Red Oak?

Some people are lucky enough to have Northern Red Oak trees growing native on their property, standing strong and tall, sheltering and feeding local wildlife, and putting on a fine show of russet-red in fall. The rest of us have to plant them! Plant this fast-growing shade tree on the south side of your home to cool it in summer, while in winter its bare branches will let in the sunshine. Sited to the west, Red Oak’s fall foliage will seem to ignite in the setting sun. This long-lived legacy tree is also a regal choice for lining your driveway. Wherever it’s planted, this gentle giant is likely to stand tall and proud for many generations to come.

Northern Red Oak is a native forest tree found in the East from New England to Oklahoma. Since pioneer days, its pink-toned wood has been used for furniture and flooring; as firewood it burns hotter than ash. But such talk does not belong on these pages! What we love here is the living tree, and Red Oak is one of the most majestic examples around. The largest in the country is a multi-trunked beauty 36 feet in circumference in Monroe, New York. It takes eight people holding hands to reach around it!

How to use Northern Red Oak in the landscape?

If red is your favorite fall tree color, then this is the tree for you! The lush, glossy green leaves turn a bold red in the fall that lights up the sky. Its broad and pyramidal shape makes for wonderful shade. If red isn't your color, once you see this tree, it will be! This handsome native tree will definitely make a bold statement in your landscape.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How To Plant Northern Red Oak

Northern Red Oak is a fast growing shade tree. Yes, you read that right—an oak that’s fast growing! It turns out that not all oaks are created alike. It’s also easier to transplant than many oaks, though new nursery production methods are making all oaks more plantable. Red Oak prefers full sun, but tolerates some shade, at least for a while—as it does in the wild when it germinates on the forest floor. It’s a remarkably durable city tree, too, coping well with pollution and salt spray.

How To Water

Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.

How To Prune

Northern Red Oak does not require pruning!

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How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care. We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*For Big trees and Shrubs, Size XL and bigger: Review our Seasonal Shipping Timelines and Policy here.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations. Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health. Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order. Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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3-YEAR-TREE GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

 

Reach out to a Plant Whisperer with any questions:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

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