Water Oak

Quercus nigra

This medium-sized deciduous tree is native to the southeastern United States. Mature trees can reach heights of 30 m with trunks 1 m in diameter. The leaves of this species are bluish-green and easily identified by a rounded lobe at the tip. The leaves of young trees are nearly evergreen, persisting almost through the winter.
Habitat:
Streambanks and wet woodlands.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing to 35 m tall, with slender trunk.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Moderate.
Presence in US:
AL AR DC DE FL GA KY LA MD MO MS NC NJ OK SC TN TX VA