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Southern Red Oak Tree

Quercus falcata


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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
Southern Red Oak Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Southern 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: 6-10
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

70-80 ft.

Mature Width:

45-50 ft.


Full Sun

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Botanical Name:

Quercus falcata

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A Handsome, Sturdy Tree for Every Type of Landscape

You can't go wrong with this tree. If you're looking for a huge shade tree that you don't have to worry about, the Southern 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 Southern 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.

The Southern Red Oak isn't just a Southern tree. The Southern Red Oak thrives in the hot, humid environment of the South, but it can grow in zones 6-10. You can find this tree growing naturally from New York all the way down to South Florida.

There's nothing to it. 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 Southern Red Oak grows over 2 ft. every year and it keeps growing until it reaches 70-80 ft. Once it reaches maturity, it might just have centuries of life left. Some Southern Red Oaks live 100 years, while others live 500. Either way, your tree will be around longer than your family.

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 Southern Red Oak is gorgeous in the fall. The glossy, green leaves of the Southern Red Oak turn into a vibrant red or yellow during the fall. If you live in a Southern state full 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 Southern 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 Southern Red Oak will attract.

The Southern 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 Southern 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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Planting & Care

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

Southern 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

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always wanted
angelina j on Oct 25, 2017
always wanted
angelina j on Oct 25, 2017
The Southern Red Oak is so colorful during the fall. According to the information about this tree, it is easy to grow.
Joe Ann B on Nov 25, 2016
The Southern Red Oak is so colorful during the fall. According to the information about this tree, it is easy to grow.
Joe Ann B on Nov 25, 2016
Love the looks of this tree but how long does it take to reach maturity?
Latonja B on Nov 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: To achieve the full height of 70 to 80 feet, it will take about 30 years. However, you will have a very effective and beautiful tree throwing lots of shade in about 7 to 10 years.
Is the southern red oak an evergreen? Can it be planted in Texas in the winter?
John W on Jan 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Southern Red Oak is not an evergreen Tree. It is a deciduous tree. In the State of Texas if you can dig a hole in the ground, you can plant it at this time.
Will this lose all of its leaves?
Samantha F on Jul 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Southern Red Oak is a deciduous tree so it will loose all of its leaves.
Will it grow in Fernly Nv 89408?
Mimi G on Jul 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Growing Zones for The Southern Red Oak are 6 to 10 and they are cold hardy down to 0 degrees F.
How far does the root system spread in this tree?
Melissa H on Aug 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The root system extends out as far as the canopy of the tree. The roots however typical do not pop the surface.
When is the best time of year to plant the southern red oak?
Netta on Nov 4, 2018
Does this produce acorns?
Tracy C on Dec 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will after many many years of growing.
How does one go about growing grass under a red oak???
Tom Gallagher on Apr 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My St Augustine grows great under these trees but it does prefer some shade
Can I plant this tree in north Alabama now?
Doris on Jan 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Planting in winter is a good time, while they are in their dormant stage helps them get their roots, established without having to give nutrients to the rest of the tree.
Does this tree grow the same rate as other oak trees, or does it grow faster?
Owenb on Dec 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It does not grow faster than the other Oak Trees. It grows about 2 feet or more a year until it reaches its mature height of 70 to 80 feet.
Why don’t you deliver to Florida?
MikeB on Jan 1, 2019
Do you ship to California?
Edgar R on Dec 15, 2018
Do you ship the tree to California?
Edgar R on Dec 15, 2018

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