Slow to moderate growing oak (~13" per year) that displays brilliant shades of bright scarlet fall color. Drought tolerance increases with age. Arbor Day Foundation: "The scarlet oak is very versatile—growing in a wide range of soils except alkaline. While it prefers normal moisture, the tree has some drought tolerance. Scarlet oak acorns are an important food source for many large songbirds, wild turkeys, grouse." OSU: "Generally found on dry, sandy soils. Does not develop chlorosis problems to the degree of Pin Oak. Less tolerant of adverse conditions than Pin or Red Oak. It is possible to garden under it and it is considered a good lawn and street tree." Features: wildlife, fall color. Full sun.