University of Illinois Extension
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Black Oak
Quercus velutina
Black Oak form
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Bacterial Disease

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Galls are common, but not serious (other problems are possible, but usually not serious).   Oak wilt is a potential serious problem. Difficult to transplant due to a deep taproot.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8 
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Mature Height: 60-75 Feet
Features: Fall color varies from red to yellow brown.
Culture: Full sun; prefers moist, well-drained soil, but can tolerate some dryness; prefers acid soil.
Mature Form: Rounded to irregular
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Tolerance: SaltSalt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Brown
Red
Yellow
 
Additional Notes:

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