Nuttall Oak

Quercus nuttallii

The nuttall oak is a highly-adaptable, underused, tough urban shade tree. It is prized by homeowners for its deep, brick-red fall foliage and reddish-purple new twig growth.

Size and Light Requirements

Nuttall oaks prefer sunny locations, and has a slow to moderate growth rate, attaining 40 feet in height in 30 to 40 years.

Plant This Tree

This tree is available through our residential planting program, RiverSmart Homes. You can also get up to $100 back for planting this tree yourself through our tree rebate program.

Find Another Tree

All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.

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Nuttall Oak