Oak, Black Deciduous
Native to southeast Nebraska, black oak is similar in shape and form to red oak, the key differences being smaller, darker leaves and a darker, more furrowed bark. This is a great native tree deserving of greater planting!
Where To Grow
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Leaves turn a nice red-maroon in the fall.
Tree enthusiasts may want to try planting Hill's oak for their collection.
The common name is thought to refer to its dark bark and ‘velutina’ translates to velvet referring to the tree’s velvety buds.