Quercus velutina (Black Oak)

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Quercus velutina (Black Oak) is a common oak of the Chicago area and is typically found in woodlands, sandy woodlands, and dunes along Lake Michigan. Similar to appearance to red oak, but its common name comes from its bark color. Black Oak can be used as a featured specimen shade tree.

  • Sun Exposure Sunny, Mostly Sunny
  • Soil Conditions Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic
  • Height 60'-80'

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