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Scarlet Oak
Quercus coccinea

This medium-large deciduous tree is native to the eastern United States. Occurring mostly on dry, sandy soils, trees can grow up to 30 m tall and have open, rounded crowns. The glossy green seven-lobed leaves turn vivid shades of scarlet red in the fall, as referenced by the common name of this oak.

Habitat:Dry soils.
Growth Habit:Deciduous tree, growing to 25 m, usually has many dead branches.
Bloom Time:Mid-spring.
Longevity:Long-lived.
Presence in US:AL AR CT DC DE GA IL IN KY LA MA MD ME MI MO MS NC NH NJ NY OH PA RI SC TN VA VT WI WV
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