Quercus marilandica

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Black-jack Oak


Plant Specifics

Size:20-45 ft tall by 20-40 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:NA
Fruit Color:Brown
Noted for:-


Recommended Uses:Small to medium tree often with somewhat scruffy form. Retain in a natural setting if present.
Considerations:Fallen/falling acorns can be an issue.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic



  • The acorns are eaten by woodpeckers, blue jays, white-breasted nuthatches, American crows and wild turkey
  • Attracts small mammals including squirrels, white-tailed deer and black bear.


Host plant for the White-M Hairstreak and Horace's Duskywing butterflies.

Native Habitats:Pine-oak-hickory woods, dry longleaf pinelands with loamy soils or clay hardpan, dry secondary woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures