Quercus velutina

black oak


wildlife plant  


Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 75 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Hurricane wind resistance, fall color, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Shade tree. Forest tree.
Propagation: Seed.
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic


wildlife plant  
Birds squirrel and other wildlife consume the acorns.
Native Habitats: Xeric to dry-mesic pine-oak-hickory woods, sometimes on bluff microsites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: