A large shade tree with handsome glossy green foliage in summer that transitions to a beautiful scarlet red in fall. Not only a great ornamental specimen oaks are a top wildlife supporting plant giving you the best of both worlds. Flowers are catkins that are no showy but provide for pollinators like butterflies. In fall it will produce acorns enjoyed by birds, small mammals, and deer. Prefers dry soil and full sun. It is drought and black walnut resistant. Scarlet oak will get 70-75 feet tall.