Red Oak Seedling
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Species: Quercus rubra
History: Red Oaks are native to southeastern Canada and the central and eastern United States where it is one of the most important trees for commercial lumber production. It was introduced to Europe in 1700 for this reason but its quick growing nature has caused it to become invasive in several countries. There are several tree noted for their size and age, including Zhelevo (the Macedonian word for 'roots') in Toronto who is over 250 years old and has a circumference of 4.95m.
Why We Grow It: Red oaks have slightly pink heartwood, and are a versatile and practical hardwood for woodworking. Processing the nuts to remove tannins results in an interesting addition to the table: acorns can be toasted, and/or made into flour and used in baking.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4
Soil Preference: Prefers loam
Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Tree reaches 28m usually but can grow up to 43m. Susceptible to Oak Wilt.
Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)
Pollination: Requires another Red Oak as a pollinator in order to produce acorns
Ripens: Late September
Storage: Acorns can keep up to four months
Recommended Use: Baking, cooking
Height not including roots: 20-25cm one year seedling