(Black Oak) An unusual species of oak tree native to Eastern parts of the USA, Quercus velutina grows to be a sizable tree with large (up to 25 - 30 cm long), lobed leaves that have attractive orange and red tints in autumn before falling.
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An unusual species of oak tree native to Eastern parts of the USA, Quercus velutina grows to be a sizable tree with large (up to 25 - 30 cm long), lobed leaves that have attractive orange and red tints in autumn before falling.
Quercus velutina is a handsome large tree in time with very exciting foliage. It is most suitable for gardens with plenty of space, woodland areas ort parkland and although very hardy, usually gives a better leaf display if planted in a position with some shelter from strong winds.
- Position: Full sun.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Quercus velutina prefers a lime free soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Quercus velutina grows to be a medium sized or eventually large tree in many years.
- Height: 25 m (65 ft) / or up to approx 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft) in 10 years
- Spread: 15 m (50 ft) / or up to 2.5 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft) in 10 years
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Damp / Wet
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large