Faster growing (24"+ per year) with impressively red fall foliage. Ubiquitous in New England, but equally impressive and adaptable to the Pacific Northwest. This species can handle a wide range of soils, except wet and high pH soils. High pH soils can cause chlorosis (reduction in chlorophyll due to iron deficiency) in Red Oaks. Arbor Day Foundation: "The northern red oak grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained and clay soils. While it prefers normal moisture, the tree has some drought tolerance... Acorns from this tree are at the top of the food preference list for blue jay." OSU: "Best in sandy loam soils which are well drained and on the acid side. Withstands polluted air." Features: wildlife, fall color. Full sun.