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Quercus coccinea

Scarlet oak

Quercus coccinea is a red oak native to the southeast, although less common in the southernmost states and absent from Florida. It is found naturally in dry upland forests, and prefers to be grown in similar conditions. It is drought tolerant and has bright red fall color (hence the common name of Scarlet oak). The lobes (or “sinuses”) on these leaves are deeply cut, which helps distinguish it from other red oaks. Quercus coccinea can be used as a specimen tree in a street or yard, or for restoration projects in dry sites. Oak acorns are an important food source for much of our wildlife, and oak trees serve as important hosts to much of our butterfly, pollinator, and insect life.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Quercus coccinea - 3 Gallon

Scarlet oak

3 in stock

Quercus coccinea - 1 Gallon

Scarlet oak

93 in stock

$12.1010+ $6.05ea

Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Over 30'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (UPL) Obligate upland


  • Bird Supportive
  • Fall Color
  • Edible
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Riparian Zone
  • Upland
  • Slope
  • Riparian Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Erosion Control
  • Shade Tree
  • Stream Restoration
  • Street Tree