Quercus marilandica

black-jack oak


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 20-45 ft    Width: 20-40 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous


Recommended Uses: Small to medium tree often with somewhat scruffy form. Retain in a natural setting if present.
Considerations: Fallen/falling acorns can be an issue.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
  • Host plant for the White-M Hairstreak and Horace's Duskywing butterflies.
  • The acorns are eaten by woodpeckers, blue jays, white-breasted nuthatches, American crows and wild turkey
  • Attracts small mammals including squirrels, white-tailed deer and black bear.
Native Habitats: Pine-oak-hickory woods, dry longleaf pinelands with loamy soils or clay hardpan, dry secondary woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: