Black Oak

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Black Oak (Quercus velutina) is a magnificent tree, known for its dark, rough bark and vibrant foliage. This oak variety is a haven for wildlife, offering both shelter and nourishment through its acorns. Its leaves, with their deep lobes, turn a brilliant shade of red in the fall, making it a centerpiece in any garden or park.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 3-9
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 50-80′ tall, 40-50′ wide
Plant Spacing: 40-50′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Monoecious, requires cross-pollination
Pollination Mechanisms: Wind
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Yellow-green

Fruit Characteristics

Nut Size: 0.5-1″
Nut Flavor: Bitter
Nut/Husk Color and Appearance Dark brown, smooth
Harvest Time: October-November
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 20-30

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Oak Wilt (Bretziella fagacearum): Moderately Susceptible
Anthracnose (Apiognomonia quercina): Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot (Armillaria mellea): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe alphitoides): Moderately Resistant
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar): Moderately Resistant
Oak Leafroller (Archips semiferanus): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Dark green
Fall Color: Reddish-brown
Lifespan: 100-200 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No