Scarlet Oak, quercus coccinea

Scarlet Oak, quercus coccinea
Item# DA-scarletoak
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Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 98%; Where Harvested (location) - Pennsylvania

Scarlet Oak is found throughout much of the Eastern United States. This Oak is frequently confused with Pin Oak (the shapes of their leaves and young trees are similar), and also with Black Oak, Red Oak, and Shumard Oak on occasion. Scarlet Oak, as its name implies, can have the best fall color of any oak, but many trees are more russet than flaming scarlet, and its best growth only occurs on acidic soils. Scarlet Oak is an inhabitant of dry ridges, bluffs, and hills due to its superior drought tolerance. It may reach 70 feet tall by 50 feet wide at maturity, when found in the open. As a member of the Red Oak group and the Beech Family, it is related to the Beeches, Chestnuts, and other Oaks. Cold hardy to USDA Zone 4.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: Cold stratify for 60 days or until radicle emergence. Germination: Sow seed 1 to 2 inches deep, tamp soil, keep moist, mulch seed bed. OTHER: Fall sowing in mulched seedbeds is preferred to artificial stratification.