Oak, Scarlet

Scientific Name: Quercus coccinea

Height: 50-70 ft

Spread: 40-50 ft

Bloom Time: April – May

Crown Density: Moderate

Native Range: East Coast North America, Pennsylvania

Ecological Value: Larval host plant for 534 species of caterpillars and numerous other insects. Acorns are an important food for birds and mammals.

Human Value: Acorns, once leached of tannins, can be ground into flour.

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