Quercus velutina

Black Oak

Fagaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:NA
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Fall color, Interesting foliage, Hurricane wind resistance

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Shade tree. Forest tree.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:-
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:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Birds, squirrel and other wildlife consume the acorns.

Insects:
Native Habitats:Xeric to dry-mesic pine-oak-hickory woods, sometimes on bluff microsites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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