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Red Oak

( Podocarpus elatus )

Available individually or as part of XfrogPlants Autumn

The Red Oak (Prince Edward Island provincial tree) is not a competitive species and needs space and sun to grow. The very fast growth rate (2,5 m. per year)and the tolerance of cold and of acidic soils make it important for wood production. The bark, rich in tannin, is used by the leather industry.


Origin: Northeast of North America
Environment: mountain forests, on deep, well-drained soil
Climate: mild, temperate

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