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Quercus coccinea

Quercus coccinea

Description: A large impressive tree as it matures. Glossy green and large 'oak' leaves which are deeply cut. Noted most in autumn when the leaves turn a rich scarlet and provide a stunning site. One of the finest trees for autumn colour.

Uses: For best results then allow plenty of space, plant as a lawn specimen or in parkland situation on free draining soils.

Climate/Position: Sunny situation

Height/Spread: 20 metres plus

Soil Requirements: For best long term results then dry sandy soils are preferred, certainly free draining soils avoiding wet ground. Slightly acidic soils prefered (low pH)

Pruning: None required but shaping of the crown on younger trees if needed.

Special Requirements: The colour is best on slightly acidic soils.