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Quercus velutina

Black oak

Quercus velutina is an oak native to the southeast. It typically grows in dry soils and is drought tolerant. The common name of this tree (Black oak) refers to its black outer bark, but these trees also have distinctive orange/yellow inner bark. Quercus velutina is well suited for restoration projects, as a street tree, or a shade tree. Oak acorns are an important food source for much of our wildlife, and oak trees serve as important hosts to much of our butterfly, pollinator, and insect life.

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Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Over 30'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (UPL) Obligate upland


  • Fall Color
  • Edible
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Upland
  • Slope

Classification by Use

  • Erosion Control
  • Shade Tree
  • Street Tree