Quercus velutina

Black Oak

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Moderate
Mature Height - 50-60'
Mature Width - Crown can be rounded or narrow, creating a variable spread
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Pendulous yellow-green catkins, blooms in May
Fruit - Elongated acorn, striated light red-brown, borne solitary or in pairs. Bowl-like cap encloses third to half the total acorn.
Leaf - Alternate, simple, pointed lobes, 7-9 lobes, shiny dark green
Fall Color - Reddish-brown
Bark - Almost black, inner is orange, vertically deeply furrowed
Other Features - Freely hybridizes with Q. rubra
Possible Use - Shade tree, large areas
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Prefers moist, rich, well-drained soil, Tolerates poor, dry, sandy conditions or heavy clay hillsides. Deep root system makes transplanting difficult. Zone 3-9
Native Habitat -
Diseases and Insects - Numerous insects and diseases but rarely significant
Strength - Long lived and desirable
Weakness - Slow growing, difficult to transplant and establish. Messy flowers

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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Oak.
- Other plants of the family Fagaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Quercus.
- Other plants of the species Quercus velutina.