Blackjack Oak Quercus marilandica

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Botanical Name:

Quercus marilandica

Family:

FAGACEAE

Genus:

Quercus

Species:

marilandica

Common Name:

Blackjack Oak

Height:
45-50 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6

 

 

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  • Quercus marilandica

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Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days , or until radicle emergence.
Germination: sow 1" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Quercus marilandica ( Blackjack oak ) is a small oak , one of the red oak group Quercus sect. Lobatae , but fairly isolated from the others. It is native to the southern and central United States , with populations following the eastern seaboard north to Long Island .
* It often appears in a scruffy, irregular form in poor, dry sites.
* Acorns are a source of food for wildlife. more...
* The Blackjack oak grows in poor, thin, dry, rocky or sandy soils where few other woody plants can thrive, usually on low ground, from sea level up to 900 m altitude.
* The wood is very dense and produces a hot flame when burned, which functions as an excellent source of heat for barbecues and wood-burning stoves. more...