Quercus coccinea 'Splendens'
scarlet oak 'Splendens'
'Splendens' is a large deciduous tree forming a tall, rounded crown of deeply-lobed glossy dark green leaves to 18cm long, turn bright scarlet and crimson in autumn. Yellow-green catkins in clusters
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Ultimate heightHigher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate heightmore than 50 years
Ultimate spreadWider than 8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Quercus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs, with entire, lobed or toothed leaves; flowers inconspicuous, followed by characteristic acorns; sometimes good autumn colour
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How to grow
Grow in deep, fertile, well-drained soil. A fast growing spreading deciduous tree
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
May be attacked by aphids and gall wasps
May be subject to oak wilt and powdery mildews
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