Audubon® Native Black Oak

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10004559

Backyard habitat for birds! The National Audubon Society presents a new line of native plants and trees that help birds and wildlife thrive in your area! One mighty specimen, the Audubon® Native Black Oak Tree (Quercus velutina), is a large, deciduous member of the Red Oak family. Its acorns are devoured by local game birds and wildlife, while the insects it hosts feed hungry songbirds and their young!

Featuring a round, spreading crown, spring brings showy yellow catkins and fuzzy, red new leaves. The summer foliage is leathery, shiny, dark green and deeply incised, with touchably velvety undersides. Spectacular Fall Color Trees, these turn yellow to deep orange, honeyed-brown to bronzy red.

The Black Oak produces a good crop of acorns that provides wildlife with food. Very hardy within its native Eastern U.S. range, its unmistakable bark is heavily furrowed and almost black on mature trunks hence its name. Also sometimes called Yellow oak, Quercitron, Yellowbark Oak or Smoothbark Oak.

Planting and Application:

Black Oak are impressive street trees and specimens, as well as energy-saving Shade Trees! Plant one to serve as a towering legacy for generations to come. Give the gift of lasting shade, or a long-lived memorial for a loved one.

Native Oaks attract countless insects which many songbirds rely on for nourishment, especially when raising hungry chicks. The Audubon website notes that Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Wrens, Woodpeckers, Sparrows, Thrushes, Orioles, Waxwings, Nuthatches, Finches, Mockingbirds, Thrashers and Vireos, are frequent visitors!

  • Lobed Green Leaves With Velvety Undersides
  • Caterpillar Host Plant For Many Insects & the Hairstreak Butterfly
  • Major Wildlife Tree - Shelter, Food, Nesting & Cover
  • Ornamental tree & Great Fall Color
  • Shade Tree, Specimen, Street Tree & Memorial Legacy Tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Oak Trees are cold hardy throughout growing zones 3-8, thriving in the full sun. Their impressive size needs an equally impressive root system to support them so Proper Placement is Key when selecting a site.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Tolerates Dry, Sandy & Poor to Moist & Rich Soils
  • Resilient & Tough
  • Mulch Young Trees Well
  • Prune in Late Winter While Dormant

A keystone and legacy tree, the majestic Audubon® Native Black Oak Tree will leave a lasting impression on your home and wildlife for years to come! Hurry and order yours today at NatureHills.com!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Black Oak Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Quercus velutina
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 60 - 80 feet
Mature Spread 40 - 50 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No