|Grid reference||ST 18635 80145|
|Common name||Scarlet oak 'Splendens'|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2015|
|Height||14M April 2015|
|Girth||170cm April 2015|
General tree description
Quercus coccinea 'Splendens Knaphill Scarlet' is a variant of the Scarlet oak, Quercus coccinea. This is 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.
'Splendens Knaphill Scarlet' was selected at Knap Hill Nursery in Surrey. It is noted for its exceptionally rich scarlet autumn colour and has larger leaves (up to 18cm) than the species.