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Water Oak

Quercus nigra

Trail Number:
T6

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Description

Family:
Fagaceae

Foliage:
Leaves: Alternate, simple, variable size and shape, obovate, 3-lobed at apex or sometimes entire, rarely pinnately, 1 1/2 to 4" long, 1/2 to 2" wide

Native Locale:
Southern New Jersey, south to Florida, west to eastern Texas; and northward, in the Mississippi valley, to southeastern Missouri and eastern Oklahoma

Mature Height:
50 to 80 feet

Mature Width:
n/a

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 6 to 9

Soil Preference:
Adaptable on moist to wet sites

Growth Habit:
Conical to round-topped tree

Rate of Growth:
n/a

Disease and Insect:
n/a

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Fruit: Acorn, usually solitary, 1/2" long and wide, enclosed 1/3 in a broad, shallow, short-stalked cup with appressed scales

Photos

Leaf - Water OakSummer - Water OakSummer '08 - Water Oak