NORTHERN BLACK OAK
Northern Black Oak is easily grown in average, dry to moist, slightly acidic soil. The open, irregular crown will provide nice shade for yards or woodland gardens. Leathery, dark green, glossy leaves have deeply incised lobes and can be up to 10″ long. Fall color can be yellow, yellow-brown, to russet. Yellow-green catkins of spring appear just as leaves begin to unfurl and later make way for 3/4″ long acorns, which mature in fall and provide food for songbirds and deer.