Quercus velutina/Black Oak

Quercus velutina / Quercus velutina
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Scientific Name: Quercus velutina
Common Name: Black Oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Early spring leaves are deep red and turn silvery shortly thereafter. Mature trees have thick black bark with pronounced vertical ridges. Winter buds are large and wooly. It can grow in semi-shade, but does best in full sun. Like other oaks the sexes are in different flowers, but on the same tree. Wildlife enjoy the acorns of this red oak. Intolerant of root disturbance, this oak should be planted in its permanent location when young.