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Northern Red Oak Tree

Quercus rubra


1. Size

  • Ships week of Mar 26
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2. Quantity

3. Extras

-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- 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.

Course 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- 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- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

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

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

Mature Height:

60-75 ft.

Mature Width:

45-50 ft.


Full Sun


15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Quercus rubra

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)

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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Awesome tree
I got this tree in a box when i pulled it out and set it outside instantly the tree perked up. For a tree that just traveled 1800 plus miles in a box this little fella was sucking in the sunshine. If all your amazing plants are of the same quality you have a lifetime customer in me.
May 24, 2017
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Great tree for future generations
Oak trees are gifts you plant for future generations. I have a 150yr old Northern Red Oak and it provides so many benefits. If you have the space, put one in now, even if it's near other older trees that are likely to die in the next 30 or so years. Once those trees are gone, the oaks will be big enough to be the focal tree.
May 24, 2017
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nice little tree
I would have been happier if the dominant top shoot had not been cut off for shipping. Tree is establishing well, and I know it will eventually form a new top.
June 4, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
GREAT Company and Tree
Great company. At the last minute, I had to delay the shipment of my tree for a week due to an unexpected trip, and it was no problem at all! Someone went immediately to the shipping staging area, pulled my tree, and retagged it with a new shipping date.

The tree is great too. I ordered a 3 to 4 foot Northern Red Oak, and a 5 foot tree arrived! (I'm sure that I just got lucky - don't want to set an expectation of this.) The packaging was fantastic. My tree is healthy, straight and just as perfect as advertised!
August 20, 2017
Growing Zone:
great company to deal with
I ordered 3 northern oaks only to find that one of them was pretty sad looking and had a knot at bottom of trunk.I reported it and they replaced it within a week with a super nice looking one..Will continue to do business with Fast Growing Trees due to quality products and service....
August 20, 2017
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
Happy Tree, Growing Tree!
This is the first time I have bought a tree and I am very happy and confident that it will live a long long life. I love that this company gave me every instruction possible to give this tree a happy growing chance to live to a ripe old age. It has already grown 1 foot taller since we planted it! I hope instead of 2 foot a year, it grows 4 foot a year!
July 28, 2017
6 months ago
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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
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
I'll let you know next September.
I will be planting my tree when the ground (in MA) thaws. However, since I'm an agricultural scientist, I'll put in my 2 cents worth that you should never plant ANY tree between the street and the sidewalk. Plant it in the yard.
March 15, 2017

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
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
Changes colors
Norma N on Nov 1, 2017
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 B 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
Landscape and wildlife
Michael F on Nov 2, 2017
Wanted fast growing hardwood easy to maintain.
larry r on Oct 12, 2017
I want plant one between a sidewalk and a house with a basement. Will the roots intrude on the basement walls? Also how far should this be planted from a house?
Christopher H on Sep 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would plant it no closer than 100 feet from house, as the tree can spread out when fully grown. I would not chance planting a red oak too close to a structure so there is no chance of it damaging your house. If you can find the planting instructions on Fast Growing Trees, this will help you in choosing the right tree. It gives you info about trees.
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.
How long does it take to produce acorns?
Ian F on Sep 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My Northern Red Oak did not make it for some reason. Hope to get a replacement. However, according to my Google search, it takes 20 to 30 years for acorn production.
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.

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