Quercus velutina

black oak

Fagaceae

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 75 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Hurricane wind resistance, fall color, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Shade tree. Forest tree.
Propagation: Seed.
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Birds squirrel and other wildlife consume the acorns.
Native Habitats: Xeric to dry-mesic pine-oak-hickory woods, sometimes on bluff microsites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B