Native to the eastern United States, the scarlet oak is an important canopy species. Sometimes mistaken for pin oak, black oak, or red oak, it can hybridize with red oak. The tree grows up to 80 feet tall. The leaves are glossy and have seven lobes with teeth-like edges, more deeply lobed than red or black oak. Scarlet oak trees are often used as ornamental trees since the leaves turn bright red in the fall. The wood is marketed as red oak.