Quercus velutina

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

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Black Oak


Plant Specifics

Size:to 75 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Fruit Color:Brown
Habitats:Xeric to dry-mesic pine-oak-hickory woods, sometimes on bluff microsites.


Recommended Uses:Shade tree. Forest tree.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand



Birds, squirrel and other wildlife consume the acorns.

Larval host for the white-M hairstreak.