Crimson Spire Oak

Quercus 'Crimson Spire'

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Crimson Spire Oak (Quercus 'Crimson Spire') at Chalet Nursery

Quercus 'Crimson Spire'

Quercus 'Crimson Spire'

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Crimson Spire Oak (Quercus 'Crimson Spire') at Chalet Nursery

Quercus 'Crimson Spire' foliage

Quercus 'Crimson Spire' foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height: 35 feet

Spread: 12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 5


A beautiful tall tree with a narrowly columnar habit of growth and deep red fall color, ideal for formal screening in the home landscape, a far better choice than Lombardy Poplar; tough and adaptable, faster growing than other oaks

Ornamental Features:

Crimson Spire Oak has dark green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The furrowed dark brown bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Crimson Spire Oak is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It is a good choice for attracting squirrels to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Crimson Spire Oak is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening

Plant Characteristics:

Crimson Spire Oak will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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