This tree produces an impressive fall show with its intense red leaves, thus the name Quercus coccinea (Scarlet Oak). This tree performs well in yards, grows at a fast rate, and can live for up to 200 years!! It has a traditional oval or pyramidal shape so it can perform as a specimen tree.
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