Quercus nuttallii 'Betterred' PP24813

Ruby Spring® Nuttall Oak

Ruby Spring® is a colorful addition to the oak world. This selection is named for the exceptional purple-red hues produced on the new growth during the spring months. Even as the foliage ages to a dark green, the new growing tips keep producing red foliage which contrasts nicely against the deep green within. Ruby Spring® goes yellow/bronze/gold before the leaves fall cleanly.

Category: Large shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 6 to 9
Foliage: Dark green with exceptional purple-red hues of new growth
Fall Color: Gold/Bronze/Yellow mixed
Fruit: Acorns; wildlife food
Bark: Dark gray-brown
Texture: Medium
Shape: Pyramidal in youth; round with age
Mature Size: Undetermined but expected to be 50' tall by 50' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Ruby Spring® Nuttall Oak is vigorous & heat tolerant
Native Habitat: Native to states in or bordering the Mississippi River Valley