Quercus velutina - Black Oak
An oak with a fast-growth rate and ability to thrive in dry, sandy soil conditions. Has a preference for medium soil
Has deep-green leaves and a furrowed grayish/black bark. In the fall it displays gorgeous shades of yellows and browns.
The black oak is an important part of the oak savanna ecosystem found in the southern Ontario natural landscape. They are tolerant of low-intensity grass fires customary of this habitat.
Supports many species of butterflies and moths.
Height : 50-60 feet Spread : 20-60 feet
Light : Full sun Water : Dry to medium
Soil : Sand Zone : 5-9
Growth Rate : Fast