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  • Northern Red Oak Tree for Sale

    Northern Red Oak Tree for Sale

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Northern Red Oak Tree

Quercus rubra


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Northern Red Oak Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Northern Red Oak Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 3-8
(hardy down to -30℉)

Growing Zones 3-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

60-75 ft.

Mature Width:

45-50 ft.


Full Sun

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Botanical Name:

Quercus rubra

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A Classic Tree That Won't Let You Down

The Northern Red Oak is everything you could want in a tree. If you're looking for a huge shade tree that you don't have to worry about, the Northern Red Oak is the way to go. Long-lasting, incredibly hardy and fast growing, this tree is the perfect investment for nearly every American family.

It grows in even the worst conditions. From wide open pastures, dense forests and polluted city sidewalks, the Northern Red Oak can thrive in nearly every condition imaginable. If you have poor soil, compact space, wet sand, dry clay or urban air, you can grow this tree as well as someone with perfect soil and a wide-open pasture.

You can just plant it and watch it grow. This isn't the sort of tree you have to constantly fuss with and care for. Its adaptability means it will grow rapidly without a lot of attention and care.

You'll get a tree that will outlive your family. The Northern Red Oak grows over 2 ft. every year and it keeps growing until it reaches 60-75 ft. Once it reaches maturity, it might just have centuries of life left. Some Northern Red Oaks live 100 years, while others live 500. Either way, your tree will be around longer than your family.

The Northern Red Oak is a beloved tree. With the honor of being the state tree of New Jersey, this tree is well loved across the country. One of the most prolific lumber producing trees and often used in cabinetry and hard word flooring, homes across the United States are filled with products made from the Northern Red Oak.

Your family will love the shade. Imagine tying a swing to this tree's sturdy branches or setting up a picnic under the canopy. Your family will want to spend as much time as possible under the massive shade of this huge tree. With a width of 40-50 ft, you'll have plenty of room to relax and play.

The Northern Red Oak is gorgeous in the fall. The glossy, green leaves of the Northern Red Oak turn into a vibrant red or yellow during the fall. Amongst a sea of evergreens, this tree will make a wonderful contrast to your autumn landscape.

Wildlife depend on its acorns. Deer, rabbits, squirrels and other wildlife get a lot of their nutrition from the Northern Red Oak's acorns. You'll want to protect your small, young tree from curious visitors, but once your tree grows, you'll enjoy watching all the wildlife the Northern Red Oak will attract.

The Northern Red Oak is an easy choice. Whether you live in a crowded city environment and want to bring some life to your landscape or you live in a huge countryside and want to give your family the gift of a long-lasting tree, the Northern Red Oak can do the job. You're not the only one to learn how incredible this tree is, so don't wait.

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Customer Reviews

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17 Reviews
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Still Possibly Alive.
The processing and payment went very smooth, and the shipment was great. The trees arrived in great condition and I saw no visible damage and everything looked in order.I gave it four star only because I will have to wait until spring to see if my trees will make it through winter. As of right now they look died. Shortly after planting all the leaves turned brown, the stems grew rigid and they appear to be dead. I hope that is not the case.
August 31, 2018
5 months ago
Arrived looking unhealthy
When tree arrived they had pale yellow leaves on them. Left them in the shade with water for about 5 days. Planted them in good soil and watered them. It is July so waiting for signs of recovery, got my fingers crossed!
July 28, 2018
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
Northern red oak
Beautiful healthy trees. I received them in very good conditon. They were very well packaged so even the postal service could not hurt them.
June 30, 2018
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Red Oak trees
I purchased 2 red oak trees (5-6 feet) and I love them. They arrived faster than I thought they would and they were expertly packed. No limb, or root damage. I planted them a few days later and both trees are thriving and putting out new growth as you can see by the photo I included. I highly recommend Fast Growing Trees!
Northern Red Oak tree purchased from Fast Growing Trees.
Northern Red Oak tree purchased from Fast Growing Trees.
June 22, 2018
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
Just as ordered
The tree came on time and in the winter. It was just a stick when I got it, we Planted it this spring and hope it gets nice and big.
May 25, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Our red oak didn’t seem to survive the transplanting. We had it planted within 2 days of it arriving. It didn’t come with specific directions like the other two trees we purchased, so we used the same technique as a maple we also purchased. There were buds when it arrived, but none of them leafed.
May 20, 2018
8 months ago
Charlie Brown Tree
For $79 I feel like I overpaid for the tree. While other stores around me do not have Red Oaks the oaks they sell are 6-8 feet tall starting at $29. This tree was a stretch to hit 4 feet with a twig like trunk, maybe 1 inch diameter. Maybe red oaks are priced high, idk. I will probably just buy locally next time. Shipping, tracking and packaging were excellent.
Charlie Brown Tree
Charlie Brown Tree
May 18, 2018
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
Happy Healthy Oak Trees
Love our new trees. We planted them as soon as they arrived and they are doing wonderful. Already have beautiful large leaves and are looking good. Would definitely recommend these trees for anyone wanting future shade trees that are amazing.
May 17, 2018
11 months ago
Red Oak condition
I was a little disappointed when the tree arrive because it had already leafed out when I expected it to still be dormant. I planted it the day after it arrived and the next night we had some snow and below freezing temperatures. I covered the tree with a tarp but some of the leaves were still affected by the cold. It looks like it will survive but it will not grow much this year I'm afraid.
May 17, 2018
10 months ago
We love this red oak it is doing very well. The end product remains to be seen. It is planted in an area that can be wet or very dry. The soil here is clay. If it can make it here it can make it anywhere. Its up to red oak red oak..
November 17, 2017
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Northern Red Oak Tree

Northern Red Oak Tree Planting Diretions

Planting Instructions: Plant your Red Oak in a spot in your yard that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Pick a spot that will give this tree plenty of room to grow. Avoid places near powerlines or buildings. You'll want to give this tree at least 50' of space. The more open the space, the wider this tree will grow. The Red Oak prefers soil that has abundant amounts of natural fungi. If you live in poor soil or urban soil conditions, be sure to add a significant amount of compost or manure to your soil. After you plant the tree, tamp down the soil until it is firm. Thoroughly water the base of the tree, so that water penetrates the roots. Spread a good amount of mulch around the base of the tree to retain moisture. You may want to cage in your tree at the beginning of its life as deer and rabbit will eat the young stalks of the tree.


Watering: Water the tree to keep the ground moist. Watering deeply, once a week, should be enough to help your young tree establish roots. Once your tree matures, you only need to water in the dry seasons where you get less than 1 inch per month.


Maintenance: The Red Oak is very easy to care for. If you notice that your tree is not growing 2ft every year, you can add a general purpose fertilizer once a year. You will likely see insects on your tree throughout its life, but they are not typically harmful. However, certain types of insects including canker worms and gypsy moths can devastate an unhealthy tree. If you see them, you'll need to treat your tree to protect its life. Otherwise, the Red Oak is susceptible to some diseases, but pruning any diseased branches as it grows will prevent the tree's mortality. An occasional watchful eye and consistent moisture levels is all this tree needs to survive its youth and mature.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
The red oak is a fast growingand a beautiful tree.
Robert S on Dec 29, 2018
It's a nice shade tree for the center of my yard
Todd C on Aug 23, 2018
The red oak is a fast growingand a beautiful tree.
Robert S on Dec 29, 2018
To add color and attract deer to my property
LEO K on Oct 21, 2018
It's a nice shade tree for the center of my yard
Todd C on Aug 23, 2018
I bought the Northern Red Oak Tree as a memorial to my sister-in-law's passing. It will be vibrant, grow quickly, and be as beautiful as she was.
Julie C on Aug 3, 2018
Shade, Wind Break, Strong Tree, and Red Color, Plan is for the new oak (slow growing) to mature and grow as another tree declines. Eventually the other tree will be brought down as the oak gets established. I live in zone 5 where the tree needs to be drought resistant.
John B on May 22, 2018
This is being planted in memory of my Dad who passed away at 86 last June as a result of metastatic bone cancer. He was tall and strong, and his favorite color was red.
Debbi B on May 7, 2018
Favorite Shade Tree - Strong and Colorful
Jeffery W on May 2, 2018
I have one, and wanted a few more. Good for the wild life
michael H on Apr 28, 2018
PAUL T on Feb 23, 2018
I love oak trees and was very happy to see one that will grow in up to -3 degree winters.
Robin W on Nov 25, 2017
Landscape and wildlife
Michael F on Nov 2, 2017
Changes colors
Norma N on Nov 1, 2017
Wanted fast growing hardwood easy to maintain.
larry r on Oct 12, 2017
Dad's favorite tree
Dona K on Oct 8, 2017
This oak tree does not lose its leaves in the fall. Oak trees in general are mighty, large, shade trees that will be around for generations to come
Lydia H on Aug 13, 2017
Size, color and looks.
RICHARD on Aug 4, 2017
I grew up around oak trees and I have always thought they were the most beautiful in the fall. They also give great spotty shade in the summer. One of my favorite trees.
Ilona C on Jul 20, 2017
An attempt to grow at high elevation. Also to see how difficult it is to keep deer and elk off.
Jonathan L on Jul 17, 2017
My father, who passed away in February 2017 attended law school at Baylor university. The red oak is what BU has on its campus. This will be planted in my younger brothers front yard for his birthday.
Josh N on Jul 6, 2017
Love Oaks
Robert G on Jun 7, 2017
We purchased a northern Red Oak to replace a very old and beautiful one that the town removed to put in new curbs. The oaks had created a beautiful canopy over the street, but they were old and probably dangerous. So we start over again. We won't see their beauty but future generations will.
Verlee P on Jun 4, 2017
To replace to 18 year old water oaks that became diseased and had to be cut down.
Clifford M on Apr 24, 2017
I chose the Northern Red Oak for several reasons. This particular tree is considered a hardy, fast-growing tree and is a wonderful shade tree with branches strong enough to hold a swing. And last, but not least, the leaves turn a beautiful red in the fall.
Jody L on Oct 27, 2016
To add color and attract deer to my property
LEO K on Oct 21, 2018
I bought the Northern Red Oak Tree as a memorial to my sister-in-law's passing. It will be vibrant, grow quickly, and be as beautiful as she was.
Julie C on Aug 3, 2018
How long does it take to reach maturity?
JulieAnne C on Jul 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Northern Red Oak grows approximately 2 feet a year once established in the ground.
Is the red oak very late to leaf?
Marion P on Jun 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mine was not late. However, if this is within a year of planting I would not worry. Mine did not leaf very well last year but came back this year.
Does this tree looses its leaves in the winter?
Zsolt H on Jul 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My tree is immature. It was planted spring 2017, lost all of its leaves in winter, budded and bloomed this spring. I assume it will do the same as a mature tree.
How long does it take for the tree to produce acorns?
Joey M on Jun 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It will take about 15 year for red or white oak trees to produce acorns.
I want to plant a tree between my house and sidewalk. How far should I plant away from my house so it doesn’t intrude on my basement or the sidewalk?
Christopher H on Sep 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would least go 25 or more feet away.
Is the tree delivered in a pot ?
Donna K on Jan 7, 2019
Do these trees draw the wildlife in?
Steven I on Oct 28, 2018
What happens if not much room in backyard? Can I prune it somewhat to fit a corner of house?
Lorraine B on Sep 28, 2018
What type of soil does this tree like????,or soil consist of alkaline.
J D on Aug 26, 2018
how big does this tree need to get before the concern of wildlife damaging it goes away? i have a red maple sapling that was topped by deer and don't want a repeat.
Derek Z on Jun 22, 2018

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