†Quercus rubra at Whitchurch Library Gardens

Quercus rubra 0

Quercus rubra
mid March 2019

Quercus rubra 1

Quercus rubra
mid June 2019

Grid reference ST 15045 80404
Common name Red oak
Origin East North America
Deciduous Yes
Status King George VI coronation tree
Height 21M June 2019
Girth 397cm June 2019
Reference 585

†This tree has not yet been completely identified but it is currently believed to be a Quercus rubra.

This tree is behind the Library on the north side of the path which leads between Velindre Road and Park Road.

Quercus rubra bark

Quercus rubra bark
June 2019

Quercus rubra leaf

Quercus rubra leaves
mid June 2019

General tree description

Quercus rubra is a fast-growing tree, typically reaching about 25 metres tall in open ground, though much higher in forests in its native habitat. When mature it has a broad round-topped crown. It has large oblong-ovate leaves, 10 to 25 cm long, 10 to 15 cm broad, with seven to eleven lobes. They are dark green and smooth, turning red in autumn. The acorns ripen after two years and are egg-shaped, up to 2.5 cm long.