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.