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Quercus marilandica /Blackjack Oak

Quercus marilandica  / Quercus marilandica
Handsome autumn colored foliage
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Handsome autumn colored foliage

Specimen lawn tree

Tree with colorful autumn foliage

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Scientific Name: Quercus marilandica
Common Name: Blackjack Oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: over 50 feet
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Comments: This oak has a deep tap root. Grows about 70 feet in height with bark cracked into rectangular black plates with narrow orange fissures. Blackjack oaks grow in poor, thin, dry, rocky or sandy soils where few other woody plants grow well. It is often shrubby with a low, rounded crown. In autumn the leaves may be brown, reddish-brown to a deep red. Its acorns are a source of food for wildlife.