The Oak tree in all it's varieties is a genus that is spread over a large portion of the earth. From USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 3 through Zone 11, you'll find an Oak. In the warmer climates you'll find evergreen varieties that have a thicker, more leathery leaf, while in the more northern climates you'll find deciduous Oak.
Many varieties get very tall, with mature heights anywhere from 50' to well over 100', with varying growth rates and some differences in growth habit. The Oak tends to prefer full sun exposure along with soil on the moist side. A few will tolerate dry soils, but they are the minority. The wet soils can be sand, loam or clay - any will work fine for most Oak.
There are some varieties that offer spectacular fall color, including the Pin Oak, Red Oak and Scarlet Oak. These trees are native to Europe, northern Africe, Asia and North and South America, and are also used often for their quality timber.
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