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Order: Fagales
   Family: Fagaceae
            Genus: Quercus
                        Specie: nigra

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Deep, fertile, moist, well-drained soil

Features: Dark bark with scaly ridges; glossy green lobed leaves

Uses: Woodland gardens Tree for large landscapes Shade tree Parks

Zones: 6-10

Description: From southern USA, this medium-sized, broad-domed, deciduous tree, to about 50 ft (15 m) in height, is usually found in moist soils. The leaves are normally egg-shaped, variously lobed or sometimes smooth-edged, glossy deep green on both sides and persist

Growth Habit: Broad-domed habit


Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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