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Quercus Rubra

Botanical Name:

Quercus rubra

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Well-drained, loamy sands.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Trees, Native Plant, Poisonous, Tree

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody

Plant Height

More than 100 ft.

Flower

It produces pollen flowers in drooping, elongated clusters. Blooms from April to May.

Fruit

Produces 1-inch long acorns singly or in pairs on a very short stem. The wide cap covers the upper 1/4 of the nut. The tree may reach 40 years of age before producing acorns. Displays from August to October., Red, Brown

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Warning

POISONOUS PARTS: Acorns (seeds of nuts) and young leaves. Low toxicity if eaten. Symptoms include stomach pain, constipation and later bloody diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination.

Taxonomy

Order

Fagales

Family

Quercus - Oaks

Genus

Quercus

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