Black Oak, quercus velutina

Black Oak, quercus velutina
Item# DA-blackoak
$5.00
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Product Description

Priority Shipping included in price of acorn quantities of 50 or more. Will not ship internationally.

Inventory available as of Jan. 10, 2016: 300 Acorns.

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 91%; Where Harvested (location/year) - Michigan (20014)

The Black Oak is a common, medium-sized to large oak of the eastern and midwestern United States. It is sometimes called yellow oak, quercitron, yellowbark oak, or smoothbark oak. It grows best on moist, rich, well-drained soils, but it is often found on poor, dry sandy or heavy glacial clay hillsides where it seldom lives more than 200 years. Good crops of acorns provide wildlife with food. The wood, commercially valuable for furniture and flooring, is sold as red oak. Black oak is seldom used for landscaping. The Black Oak can reach heights of 60 to 80 feet tall. Some may reach up to 150 feet. The Black Oak is cold hardy to USDA Zone 3.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: Cold stratify for stratify for 60 days or until radicle emergence. Germination: Sow seed 1 to 2 inches deep, tamp soil, keep moist, mulch seed bed. OTHER: Fall sowing in mulched seedbeds is preferred to artificial stratification.