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OAK, SOUTHERN RED            

Quercus falcata KWER-kus fal-KA-tah  

Deciduous        Sun      Height. 60 feet to over 100 feet    Spread 50 - 60 feet  Spacing 30- 50 feet


HABIT:  Unimpressive yellow fall color most years. Leaves vary from 4-10 inches in length and are variable in shape and lobed, and they tend to appear droopy and even have a wilted look. Large-growing, graceful tree has an open top, droopy leaves, and so-so yellow fall color.


CULTURE:        Southern red oak is moderately fast growing.


USES:              Shade tree.


PROBLEMS:     It is relatively pest-free in sandy, acid soils. It will not grow in alkaline soils.


NOTES:            Will not do well in alkaline soils.


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