Quercus falcata

Southern Red Oak

Family:  Fagaceae
Zone:  5-9                               Average Size:  80’H x 50’W


-Simple leaf, 3-7 narrow lobes, bristle tips, bell-shaped base, dark and glossy above, lighter gray-green below, pubescent
-Leaves appear to droop
-Small; round acorns, ½ inches in diameter

Note:   An upland oak, widely distributed in the Southeastern United States.  Very tolerant of the urban environment and long-lived, large specimens of the Southern Red Oak are found scattered across campus.  Although not widely available in the nursery trade, the variety pagodifolia, the Cherrybark Oak, is common.

Campus Location: Green space south of Acadian Hall