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Q.Differences between Northern and Southern Red Oaks.

Zone 22903 | Anonymous added on June 21, 2020 | Answered

How do these 2 types of oaks differ? Are they both suitable for Zone 7a?

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Answered on June 22, 2020

Northern red oaks (Quercus rubra) are native to Eastern U.S., have good fall color, and are at home in a variety of habitats. Hardy in zones 5-9. Southern red oaks (Quercus falcata) are native to eastern and central U.S. and are usually found on dry slopes and ridges. Hardy in zones 6-9.

This article will give you a general idea of the care requirements for Red Oaks (common name Northern Red Oak): https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/oak/red-oak-tree-information.htm



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