Scarlet Oak

Quercus coccinea

The scarlet oak, the District of Columbia’s state tree, is prized for its rich, red fall foliage from which it gets its name. Once established, the scarlet oak can withstand significant dry spells.

Size and Light Requirements

The Scarlet oak is slow to moderate growing, reaching 40 feet in height in 30 to 50 years. It does best when planted in full sun.

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.

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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.

Photo Credits

Jean-Pol GRANDMONT, chhe, Jyamuca