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Quercus coccinea
Quercus coccinea

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Quercus coccinea

Scarlet Oak
Fagaceae
Deciduous, Trees

QUERCUS

Appearance and hardiness of Oaks vary widely, but all produce acorns preceded by inconspicuous flowers. Single nuts are more or less enclosed in a cuplike cap covered with many closely set scales. In some species, the acorns are edible,with a sweet flavor. Some oaks are widely planted over large areas, while others have a limited range

Quercus coccinea

Can reach 60–80 ft. tall, 40–60 ft. wide. Pyramidal when young, round topped in maturity.Graybrown bark cracked into irregular plates. Bright green leaves are 3– 6 in. long,with pointed, deeply cut lobes; turn scarlet where fall nights are cold. Rounded,3/4–1-in. acorns half-covered in a bowl-like cap.

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