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Quercus velutinaQuercus velutina

black oak, yellow bark oak, quercitron oak

Photograph(s) by*: BUG DJM

Characteristics

Height: 75-100'
Spread: 75-100'
Flowers: Apr.-May; yellow-green
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; light red-brown; nut/nut-like
Fall color: red/brown

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 4.5-6
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

xeric upland ridges and slopes; also mesic flatwoods

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

acorns food for wildlife; leaves may persist into winter



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1206.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004