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Plant Details

Quercus falcata

Southern Red Oak, Spanish Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus falcata

Genus:

Quercus

Species Epithet:

falcata

Common Name:

Southern Red Oak, Spanish Oak

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

72-100 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Upland forests, usually xeric or submesic, but occasionally in mesic situations. Common to very common in the NC Piedmont and most of the Coastal Plain, but uncommon in the far eastern counties. Fairly common in the lower portions of the southern mountains, but rare to uncommon in the northern half of the mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

One of the most common oaks in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain. Does not have good Fall color.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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