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Scarlet Oak

Scarlet oak

Scarlet oak

Scarlet oak
Quercus coccinea

Scarlet oak is a native deciduous tree that can often be found on dry, sandy, acidic soils. The scarlet oak has comparatively small branches that spread to form a rather narrow, open, irregular crown. The acorn is one-half to 1 inch long, oval, and enclosed from one-third to one-half of its length in a deep, bowl-like cup. The tree is often planted as an ornamental because of its brilliant fall color.

Scarlet oak leaves are 5 to 8 inches long similar to the northern red oak, but have 5 to 9 pointed lobes deeply separated by wide sinuses that extend almost to the  midrib. The leaves turn a brilliant scarlet in fall.


Location Points C.B.H. Height Crown
Holy Cross Church, Dover 292 160 105 109
3000 Creek Rd., Yorklyn 289 161 104 97