The Black Oak tree belongs to the Fagaceae family and is found in dry, wooded areas. It can live in sandy soils and thick clays, and even in gravelly, elevated locations. This deciduous species is suited for high amounts of exposure to sunlight, so little to no shade is required.
The Black Oak can sustain the effects of high winds, but does not fare well in salty, oceanic regions. It is sensitive to frost, and its flowers bloom during April and May. This tree reaches almost 100 feet tall, so take that into account when you're choosing a spot in your yard for the mighty ornamental!
Climate Zone: 3 to 9.
Mature Height: 100 ft.
Sunlight: Prefers Full Sun.
Blooming Season: Early spring.
Soil Conditions: Adaptable to various soils.
Botanical Name: Quercus Nigera.