Quercus rubra at Roath Park Pleasure Garden

Quercus rubra 0

Quercus rubra
February 2015

Quercus rubra 1

Quercus rubra
mid May 2015

Quercus rubra 2

Quercus rubra
mid October 2015

Grid reference ST 18694 78646
Common name Red oak
Origin East North America
Deciduous Yes
TROBI Remarkable Tree
Height 23M February 2015
Girth 410cm February 2015
Reference 82

This tree is close to the corner of the bowling green, near the bridge on the east side of the brook. It is thought to be part of the original planting of the park.

Quercus rubra bark

Quercus rubra bark
March 2015

Quercus rubra leaf

Quercus rubra leaf
early June 2015

Quercus rubra leaf2

Quercus rubra autumn leaves
mid October 2015

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.