|Grid reference||ST 17986 78349|
|Common name||Scarlet oak 'Splendens'|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||11.5M February 2021|
|Girth||116cm @ 0.5M March 2021|
This tree is 88M from the gates to Fairoak Road, near the library.
General tree description
Quercus coccinea 'Splendens' is a variant of the Scarlet oak, Quercus coccinea. This is a large tree (up to 25 metres tall) and is noted for its autumn colour. Its leaves are up to 13cm long, and deeply lobed with sharp bristle-like tips. The leaves are glossy dark green during summer, turning scarlet in autumn, and in some cases lasting into winter. The acorns are 2 to 3cm long and are half enclosed in a deep cup. They mature over two years.
Quercus coccinea 'Splendens' was selected for vigour and autumn colour, and it is also distinguished from the species by its larger leaves (up to 18cm long).