Black Oak

  • Quercus velutina


    3 years old, 1-2 feet tall.

    The underside of its leaves are velvety while the bark of a mature tree is deeply furrowed and nearly black.  The Black Oak produces an acorn crop that wildlife desires.

    Full sun and partial shade is preferred.  Due to its very prominent taproot, it ensures survival in even the poorest conditions.  However, the taproot makes it difficult to successfully transplant.  Native Black Oak are often found in dry, poor soils, it prefers areas with rich soil and full sunlight.