FAMILIAR TREES OF SOUTH CAROLINA CLEMSON EXTENSION BUL 117

Scarlet Oak
Quercus coccinea
The leaves of the scarlet oak turn brilliant scarlet in the autumn, giving this tree its common name. It is also called the Spanish oak, as some say its long, narrow, pointed leaves resemble a Spanish dagger. It is one of the fastest growing oaks on poor sites.

Natural distribution in South Carolina


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