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Quercus Nigra

Botanical Name:

Quercus nigra

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Deep, moist, poorly drained soils. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam Clay Loam, Clay, Acid-based.
Cold Tolerant
yes
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Native Plant, Poisonous, Tree

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody

Plant Height

72-100 ft.

Flower

Male flowers in drooping catkins and female flowers in spikes. In North Carolina, flowers are available in the month of April.

Fruit

1/2 to 1-inch nearly black acorn with a flat, scaled cap that covers about 1/3 the nut. The acorn requires two growing seasons to reach maturity. Involucral bracts are in shallow cups and are imbricated. In North Carolina, the acorns from this tree are available from September to November., Black

Benefits
Ornamental

Fast growing, Easily transplanted, Shade tree

Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Fagales

Family

Fagaceae

Genus

Quercus

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