Red Oak Quercus rubra (Fagaceae) HEIGHT to 35m <br />
Broadly conical tree. BARK Pale silvery-grey, sometimes brownish, and mostly smooth; fissured with age. LEAVES Large, usually 10–20cm long; deeply lobed, with smaller teeth terminating in fine hairs at tips of lobes. Green above and paler matt green below during growing season; turn red or brown in autumn. Young trees produce finest red colourings. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Pendulous male catkins appear in spring as leaves open, turning tree golden-yellow. Acorns rounded, in a neat scaly cup. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of N America, planted here for autumn colours; naturalised occasionally.
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Red Oak Quercus rubra (Fagaceae) HEIGHT to 35m
Broadly conical tree. BARK Pale silvery-grey, sometimes brownish, and mostly smooth; fissured with age. LEAVES Large, usually 10–20cm long; deeply lobed, with smaller teeth terminating in fine hairs at tips of lobes. Green above and paler matt green below during growing season; turn red or brown in autumn. Young trees produce finest red colourings. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Pendulous male catkins appear in spring as leaves open, turning tree golden-yellow. Acorns rounded, in a neat scaly cup. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of N America, planted here for autumn colours; naturalised occasionally.

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