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Quercus coccinea 'Splendens' (Scarlet oak 'Splendens')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
20m
Max height
15m
Max spread
20-50 Years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Quercus coccinea 'Splendens'

Other names

Scarlet oak 'Splendens'

Genus

Quercus Quercus

Variety or Cultivar

'Splendens' _ 'Splendens' is a rounded to conical, deciduous tree with plated, pale grey-brown bark and glossy, elliptic, deeply lobed, mid-green leaves with bristle-tipped teeth and turning dark red in autumn. Rounded acorns are half-covered in a bowl-shaped cap.


Quercus coccinea 'Splendens' is: Deciduous

Habit

Rounded

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Flower

Yellow-brown, Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Dark-red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf mining moths , Aphids , Caterpillars , Oak gall wasps Leaf mining moths , Aphids , Caterpillars , Oak gall wasps

Diseases

Also suffers from oak wilt in North America only.

Honey fungus , Oak galls , Oak wilt , Powdery mildew Honey fungus , Oak galls , Oak wilt , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed


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Where to grow

Quercus coccinea 'Splendens' (Scarlet oak 'Splendens') will reach a height of 20m and a spread of 15m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Wildlife, Architectural, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Plant in deep, fertile, well-drained soil. Will not tolerate lime. Leaves are brightest when autumn nights are consistently cold.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Quercus coccinea 'Splendens'

Other names

Scarlet oak 'Splendens'

Genus

Quercus Quercus

Variety or Cultivar

'Splendens' _ 'Splendens' is a rounded to conical, deciduous tree with plated, pale grey-brown bark and glossy, elliptic, deeply lobed, mid-green leaves with bristle-tipped teeth and turning dark red in autumn. Rounded acorns are half-covered in a bowl-shaped cap.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rounded

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.


Colour

Flower

Yellow-brown, Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Dark-red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf mining moths , Aphids , Caterpillars , Oak gall wasps

Diseases

Also suffers from oak wilt in North America only.

Specific diseases

Honey fungus , Oak galls , Oak wilt , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Quercus coccinea 'Splendens' (Scarlet oak 'Splendens') will reach a height of 20m and a spread of 15m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Wildlife, Architectural, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Plant in deep, fertile, well-drained soil. Will not tolerate lime. Leaves are brightest when autumn nights are consistently cold.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3, Zone 2

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