his bush has rigid corky bark with red and orange berries and a brilliant fall color. Beautiful in an autumn garden, the foliage of the dwarf Burning Bush turns to a fiery red that lasts throughout the fall. The bush is adaptable to many soils and growing conditions and it prefers full sun.
The red oak (Quercus rubra) was adopted as Prince Edward Island's official tree in 1905.
Found throughout the province during the early years of European settlement, the red oak's fine-grained wood was highly sought after by furniture makers who milled the tree to practical extinction on the Island. The province has since created the Royalty Oaks Natural Area in Charlottetown as a reserve for these majestic trees.