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Quercus velutina

More About Quercus velutina

  • Globular, spreading crown
  • Bark is almost black on mature trunks
  • Leathery, shiny, dark green leaves are deeply incised
  • Fall colour is yellow-brown to dull red
  • Large crops of acorns appear every 2-3 years

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

The common name is in reference to the colour of the bark. 

Zone:

3

Height:

15-20 m

Spread:

15-20 m
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Black Oak Growing and Maintenance Tips

It may be difficult to transplant because of a deep taproot. The wood is hard, heavy and strong. Seldom used as a landscaping specimen, it is more suited to a woodland site. 


Quercus velutina Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun

Attributes

Fall Color

Landscape uses

Specimen
Naturalizing