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The scarlet oak can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 4–9. View Map
The scarlet oak grows to a height of 60–80' and a spread of 40–50' at maturity.
Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
The scarlet oak is very versatile—growing in a wide range of soils except alkaline. While it prefers normal moisture, the tree has some drought tolerance.
Scarlet oak acorns are an important food source for many large songbirds, wild turkeys, grouse, squirrels and white-tailed deer.
The native range of the Scarlet Oak tree extends from Maine to Florida and west to Missouri. The first scientific observations of this tree were made in 1691.