Quercus rubra 'Aurea'
red oak 'Aurea'
'Aurea' is a slow-growing, large, deciduous tree with an open, spreading crown and large, lobed leaves which are bright yellow when young, turning green by midsummer. Yellow leaf colour is more pronounced when grown in an open position. Brown acorns are produced in autumn
SynonymsQuercus borealis 'Aurea'
Ultimate heightHigher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spreadWider than 8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Quercus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs, with entire, lobed or toothed leaves; flowers inconspicuous, followed by characteristic acorns; sometimes good autumn colour
- Name status
How to grow
Performs best in a sunny, sheltered position, with a deep, fertile, well-drained soil. A fast-growing spreading deciduous tree. Requires lime-free soil
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
May be attacked by aphids and gall wasps
May be subject to oak wilt and powdery mildews
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