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Quercus velutina
Quercus velutina
Common Name: Black Oak
Like all Red Oaks, the leaves are deeply lobed and pointed but the Black Oak's are also thicker in substance and stiffer. Bright green, velvety young leaves unfurl and turn deep orange or red in fall. On old trees, the bark is nearly black and has deep furrows. It tolerates poor dry sites.
Height: 50-60 Feet
Spread: 40-70 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-9