Tree Type: This oak is smaller and more likely to have a multi-trunk than its close relative, the Shumard oak. The two species are interfertile, and hybrids are common along a line from Dallas to San Antonio.  This is an ornamental and shade tree and in autumn the leaves turn vivid red and orange.

Growth Rate: This tree grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24" per year.M


Mature Size: Grows to a height of 30' - 50' and can seldom reach 75'

Sun Preference: Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least 6 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.

Soil Preference: The Texas Red can grow in an alkaline, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained, wet and clay soils. It is very drought-tolerant but can also grow in ground that is periodically saturated.


Zone: 9-10