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.