Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - ModerateMature Height - 50-60'Mature Width - Crown can be rounded or narrow, creating a variable spreadLongevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Pendulous yellow-green catkins, blooms in MayFruit - 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 greenFall Color - Reddish-brownBark - Almost black, inner is orange, vertically deeply furrowedOther Features - Freely hybridizes with Q. rubraPossible Use - Shade tree, large areasSeason 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 3-9Native Habitat - Diseases and Insects - Numerous insects and diseases but rarely significantStrength - Long lived and desirableWeakness - Slow growing, difficult to transplant and establish. Messy flowersPlants of this taxon:
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.