Southern Red Oak
The southern red oak has a unique appearance with its dark green, wispy foliage and pale, rusty colored leaf undersides. Acorns may drop early and are a valuable food source to wildlife, although they not preferred when better acorns are present.
Mainly southeastern US, but ranging west to eastern Oklahoma and north to New Jersey, south to Florida.
Uplands, well-drained or rocky soil, and high ground near swamps. Tolerant to poor soils.
Cherrybark Oak - Was once considered the same species. Cherrybark oak leaves usually have shallower sinuses. Bark of cherrybark oak is usually more flaky than that of southern red oak. Cherrybark oak is also better suited to swampy areas and bottomlands.