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Why it rocks:
The oak everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived! Crimson Spire Oak is one of the most exciting new tree varieties to appear in decades, and has become an instant favorite all over the USA. A perfect mix of fall color and privacy screening, this large shade tree is truly unique. Crimson Spire Oak melds the best characteristics of its White and English Oak heritage to produce a fast-growing, hardy, columnar tree that’s a great fit for streetscapes and landscape settings. Fastigiate habit and adaptability are inherited from English Oak (Quercus robur), while its dark green, mildew-resistant foliage and red fall color are inherited from the White Oak (Quercus alba) parent.A fast growth rate makes this rugged oak a good choice for anchoring newer landscapes. Rich, dark green leaves stay fresh and bright through the heat of summer, turning rusty red to bright red in mid to late autumn. For this tree’s statistics please click on the Additional Details tab above.
Where to put it:
It reaches about 45 feet in height with a 15-foot spread in 20 years in a typical urban landscape setting. Dense foliage creates living screens for blocking unsightly views and muffling traffic sounds. Its columnar form is a perfect fit for narrow or confined spaces. Planted alone, in groves, or in rows, it’s the perfect vertical design element. For advice on what types of tree to plant, and where to plant them, please check out our Design Center
What it needs:
Proven adaptable to a wide range of climates and growing conditions, Crimson Spire Oak is appreciated by growers for its ease of care, and by landscape designers for its columnar form and stately appearance. This fast growing, cold hardy, drought tolerant and disease resistant tree adapts to varied soils and tough urban growing conditions. For tree care instructions please click here.
|Botanical Name||Quercus robur x Quercus alba 'Crimschmidt' PP 9103|
|Tree Type||Shade, Privacy|
|Foliage||Dark Green to Bluish Green|
|Fall Color||Rusty Red|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Fast|
|Plant Tolerance||Very Adaptable|
|Standout Feature||Outstanding Form and Fall Color|
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