BLACK OAK - QUERCUS VELUTINA

black oak foliage

Common Name: black oak 

Scientific Name: 
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Species: velutina

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 9 
Height: 50 to 60 ft
Width: 50 to 60 ft

Description:
​​Black oak is a large shade tree that is native to the Chicago region. This oak prefers acid pH levels and dry soils. This tolerance to drought, and salt spray has increased the potential use in the urban environment. Because of the potential for oak wilt, prune in the dormant season to avoid attracting sap sucking beetles that can vector the wilt fungus.

black oak form
black oak foliage